Sigmund Freud-Psychoanalytic Theory (Techniques used in Psychoanalytic…
Sigmund Freud-Psychoanalytic Theory
father of psychoanalytical theory
Freud's view of human nature is summed in one word which is DETERMINISTIC
Freud believed our behavior is determined by irrational forces, unconscious motivations, and biological and instinctual drives evolved from the psychosexual stages in the first 6 years of life.
Aim of Therapy
Make the unconscious motives conscious. Once that happens then an individual can exercise choice. Allowing the Ego to solve the unconscious conflicts.
Freud viewed human nature as an exchange of energy and transformation, best described by the term catharsis(the release of energy)
Freud believed the keys to understanding behavior and the problems of personality Lies within the levels of the conscious mind, and unconscious mind
Freud saw the personality as composed of 3 parts
Pre Conscious Mind
According to the psychoanalytical view, the personality is composed of three systems, Freud identified them as
Techniques used in Psychoanalytic Therapy
Analysis of Resistance;
Analysis of Transference;
purpose of the Ego defense Mechanisms?
The Ego Defense Mechanisms helps the individual cope with Anxiety and prevent the Ego from being overwhelmed.