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Chapter 2 ppt-03 - Chapter 2: Theories and Chapter 2:...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 2: Theories and Chapter 2: Theories and Therapies in Mental Health Therapies in Mental Health Nursing Practice Nursing Practice What is psychotherapy? What is nursing therapy? A theory is simply an explanation or belief statement about how something works! In this case, the eternal question has been how does the mind work? What happens in normal development? What happens in mental illness? How can we help? Psychoanalytic or psychodynamic theory: Model of the mind that recognizes not all influences on behavior are known to the individual Describes artificial constructs: Id, Ego and Super-ego Stressed the importance of early experiences Psychodynamic (cont) Id: the unconscious and most primitive aspect of mind. Governed by drives, pleasure seeking, almost reflexive responses. Very apparent in early infancy and childhood Ego: The aspect of self which develops after contact and interaction with the environment. The self we show the outside world. The unconscious use of defense mechanisms make us able to solve problems and protect the self from excessive anxiety....
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2011 for the course NURS 311 taught by Professor Norton during the Spring '11 term at St. Xavier.

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Chapter 2 ppt-03 - Chapter 2: Theories and Chapter 2:...

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