Psychotherapy

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Unformatted text preview: Psychotherapy Psychotherapy Developed from psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939) Basic Concepts 1) Unconsious 2) Psychic Energy 3) Repression 4) Transference 5) Developmental Unconscious Unconscious Dynamic - system of wishes, impulses and Dynamic memories which actively influence thoughts, actions, symptoms, dreams, mistakes, accidents and emotions and Id, Ego and Superego Unconscious derived from - innate drives - repressed material Defies time and logic Not constrained by reality Psychic energy Psychic Mind fuelled by psychic energy (libido) derived Mind from the life preserving drives. from Later added life-destroying drives. Psychic Later energy can never be created or destroyed but only changed in form. Severe psychological disorders e.g. anxiety, depression, result from blocking of sexual energy. blocking Repression Repression Conscious or unconscious avoidance of painful Conscious or unwanted information. or Early work with Breuer - anxiety = consequence Early of repressed energy of Later proposed anxiety = a warning state of the Later ego that signals necessity for repression to defend the ego from internal danger arising from forbidden impulses and wishes. fo...
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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