Check Point Psychotherapy

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Bill Henderson / PSY 210 Check Point: Psychotherapy THE BIOMEDICAL APPROACH There is basically three forms of biomedical treatment for psychological disorders. 1) Drug therapy (which is issued widely) 2) electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), (much more limited use) 3) psychosurgery (used rarely, if at all) these are all administered by medical doctors, such as psychiatrists. PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPIES Psychodynamic therapies are based on the thinking of Sigmund Freud, who founded psychodynamic theory. Freud believed that people are all driven by forces outside of the consciousness. Freud maintained that the forces involve conflicts between three mental structures (the clashing forces within the personality). • id • ego • superego Freud’s instituted psychoanalysis, the first psychodynamic therapy. Traditional psychoanalysis often uses the approach of the client lying on the couch, in a slightly darkened room, encouraging the client to talk about whatever comes to mind. The analyst may say little or even
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