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Choices of Therapy for Depression

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Stephanie Pham Fletcher Whiting 11/4/09 Choices of Therapy for Depression Psychodynamic Therapy (short term) http://www.healthyplace.com/depression/psychotherapy/psychotherapy-usually- first-line-of-treatment-for-depression/menu-id-68/ http://www.overcomedepression.co.uk/PsychoanalyticalPsychodynamicTherapie s.html “Insight oriented” therapy Shorter and has a specific aim (in this case, depression) Emphasizes the role of feelings, conflicts, and drives at conscious and unconscious levels (underlying psychological forces interact with each other (dynamic) In its brief form, a psychodynamic approach enables the client to examine unresolved conflicts and symptoms that arise from past dysfunctional relationships and manifest themselves in the need and desire to abuse substances Concerned with offering interpretations to current client, not a generalization of humans Free association, interpretation, resistance analysis, and transference analysis Projective tests Problems arise from earlier childhood trauma; defense mechanisms do more harm than good.
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