Psychodynamic Approach: Strengths And Weaknesses

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M1, strengths and weaknesses of my previously chosen approaches [300Words] Psychodynamic approach This approach does not focus on any form of learnt behaviour, but simply the effects of childhood experiences, it uses specific methods in an attempt to bring the individual back to the period in which the incident took place in order for the individual to face up to their fears and attempt to unlock the individuals mind. The strengths of this approach include factors such as:  This approach takes into account the importance of childhood experiences and how it could affect the behaviour of individual in adult life which may benefit Mrs D in relation to discovering the cause of her phobia.  The approaches acknowledges the importance of both nature (in relation to the id, Ego, ide) and…show more content…
 The theory has not been tested amongst individuals of different counties, cultures and social classes and therefore the research findings cannot be generalised to all individuals of different backgrounds.  The theory assumed that an individual’s previous experiences will determine their behaviour in later life, for example an individual who has been separated from their primary care giver too soon will develop an oral personality, which results in behaviours such as biting their nails, chewing, smoking and so forth. This assumption is a weakness as it eliminates the possibility of free will. This therapy may be successful in not only understanding, but also fixing Mrs’s D, s rat phobia, as she states that she is not able to recall what caused her phobia to develop, it is possible that her phobia is the result of an embedded experience during child hood, which was repressed from consciousness and embedded into her unconscious. Behaviourist approach Operant

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