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Williams 1 Darryl Williams Cheryl Moreland PSY 201 20 April 2010 Therapy When people mention therapy they are usually referring to psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, by definition, is a group of methods used to advance psychological functioning. People use therapy to solve psychological problems they may encounter in their life. Therapy can be broken down into three different approaches: insight, behavior, and biomedical. These three approaches can be broken down even further into specific categories. Understanding these different approaches will give one a better perception of what psychotherapy is, and how it benefits society. The first approach to therapy is the insight approach. The main groupings under insight therapy are psychoanalysis/psychodynamic, cognitive, humanistic, and group therapies. Psychoanalysis comes from Freud's theory that abnormal behavior starts with a problem in the unconscious mind, usually something that happens in one's childhood. Freud breaks down the psyche into the id, ego, and the superego. If every part of the unconscious mind is not satisfied then more than likely there will be
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