Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Therapy
What are some of the key
propositions of the
theory? How and why do
A deterministic approach that states our
behavior is determined by irrational forces,
unconscious motivations, and biological and
Problems are developed in early childhood
where we encounter and internalize shame
Theory of Change
How can therapy help a
problems? What must a
person do to improve his
or her functioning?
The therapist utilizes a “blank screen”
approach to create a transference
relationship in which the client can
project onto them. For the client to
change, they must work through the
transference relationship in which they
resolve old patterns to create new ones.
What techniques does
the counselor use to help
bring about change?
Analysis and interpretation of
resistance and transference
Who Is in Charge?
What Is the Role of
the Client and the
What is the counselor
responsible for in
sessions? What is the
client expected to do?
Who takes the leading
role in the interaction?
The client takes the leading role in the
interaction while the counselor remains
non-judgmental and listens carefully, asks
questions, and makes interpretations.
Clients are expected to express
themselves openly and freely in order to
work through old patterns.
Who uses this theory?
How do they present
themselves to the wider
community? Where are
resources for learning
Newport Psychoanalytic Institution:
American Psychoanalytic Association:
Practitioner in my area:
Resources on the