Introduction: Purpose of Theories–Understanding–Assert certain problems that stem from thoughts and relationships.–Some distress comes from the childhood.–Distress also comes from exposure to reinforcements and punishments.
Psychodynamic–Sigmund Freud–Drives and wants–Power of the unconscious–Our behaviors always have a reason behind them
Psychodynamic–Id, Ego, Superego–Therapists help in many ways–Psychodynamic therapy is available to many people–Psychodynamic therapy is short term and long term
Existential-Humanistic–Looking at individuals as if they are a whole person –Founder: Carl Rogers–“Newer Concepts in Psychotherapy”–Five core beliefs
Existential-Humanistic–Self-esteem–Benefits of high self-esteem–Positive outcome of existential-humanistic therapy–Always ending in happiness