Psychodynamic Therapy

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Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a method of therapy that works well for people who are seeking help to understand how their past tends to influence their present day lives. It is an effective treatment for a range of disorders. Psychodynamic psychotherapy can help people make changes in their emotional development and personality. Definition, description and characteristics of psychodynamic psychotherapy Psychodynamic therapy was developed as a more simple alternative to the more lengthy process of psychoanalysis. This therapy helps people review their emotions and experiences from their early lives. They gain insight to their current problems and help evaluate patterns that may have developed over time. They learn to develop defense mechanisms…show more content…
Freudian Ego Psychology Object Relations Self Psychology Each school of thought brings together the ideas that individual struggles are related to and those around us as well as the effort it takes to differentiate ourselves from them. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is set apart from psychoanalysis in that it is conducted over a shorter period of time, and does not necessarily include the analytical techniques that is part of in-depth psychoanalysis. Applications for psychodynamic psychotherapy Psychodynamic psychotherapy has been shown to be an effective application for treatments in several areas. Development of gender role Attachment Aggression Personality Dream analysis Psychodynamic psychotherapy can improve people's lives by helping to review emotions and gain insight into their actions. Conditions treated with psychodynamic psychotherapy Psychodynamic psychotherapy can be of benefit for adults, children and adolescents. Children and adolescents who have not had success from other forms of treatment for behavior problems may show success with psychodynamic psychotherapy. It can be used alone or in combination with other forms of treatment.
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