If a child was always rewarded with sweets we may not know why we reach for the tub of ice cream whenever we are depressed and we want cheering up.Psychodynamic therapists are taught many theories of child development (Oral stage, anal stage, latency period etc).
Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it, and this is the same for an individual.
Though we may repress our very early experiences (thus we don't remember them) the theory is that the "ID" never forgets the experiences.
Psychodynamic therapy, whilst firmly established in Freud&a...
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychodynamic therapy (or Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy as it is sometimes called) is a general name for therapeutic approaches which try to get the patient to bring to the surface their true feelings, so that they can experience them and understand them.
If we move from social relations to professional ones we will again see how we bring expectations based on past experiences to these meetings.
But now because there is less interaction there will not he so much room for maneuver, not so much scope for our assumptions to he altered.
This is something that everybody knows but rarely thinks about.
Rather like the apple that fell to the ground causing Newton to ask why, Freud noticed that his patients seemed to develop particularly strong feelings towards him, and he too asked the question why.
Conceptual elements and therapeutic strengths pertinent to the scenario will be identified, and the limitations of each approach will be highlighted, along with the need for racial, cultural, religious and gender sensitivity on the part of the counsellor.
Examples of practical techniques will be explored to illustrate the therapeutic effectiveness and expected outcomes of each model.