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					 Insight therapy is the psychotherapies in
  which the therapist helps patients
  understand their problems
 Talk therapy is pychotherapies that focus
  on communicating and verbalizing
  emotions and motives to understand
  their problems
   There are lots of different kinds of insight
    therapies, but all take a clinical
    perspective, by using various techniques
    for revealing and changing a patient’s
    disturbed mental processes through
    discussion and interpretation.
 Fruedian psychoanalysis assume that
  problems lie hidden deep in the
  unconscious, so they employ elaborate
  and time-consuming techniques to draw
  them out.
 Carl Roger’s nondirective therapy,
  minimize the importance of the
  unconscious and look for problems in the
  ways people think and interact with
  each outher.
   Psychoanalysis is the form of psychodynamic
    therapy developed by Sigmund Freud. The
    goal of psychoanalysis is to release conflicts
    and memories from the unconscious
   In classic Freudian view psychological
    problems arise from tension created in the
    unconscious mind by forbidden impulses and
    threatening memories. Freudian therapy
    probes the unconscious in an attempt to bring
    these issues into the consciousness where they
    can be rendered harmless.
   To get unconscious material, Freud needed
    ways to get around the defenses the ego
    has erected to protect itself and one
    method used is called free association
    where the patient would relax and talk
    about whatever came to mind, while the
    therapist would listen, ever alert for veiled
    references to unconscious needs and
    conflicts. Dream interpretation from
    Chapter 3 can also be used.
   In the final stage of psychoanalysis, patients
    learn how the relationship they have
    established with the therapist reflects the
    unresolved problems they had with their
    parents. This projection of parental
    attributes onto the therapist is called
    transference, and the final phase of
    therapy is known as the analysis of
    transference. According to psychoanalytic
    theory, patients will recover when they are
    finally released from the repressive mental
    restraints established in the relationship with
    their parents during early childhood.
 Neo-Freudian psychodynamic therapies
  are therapies for mental disorder that
  were developed by psychodynamic
  theorists who embraced some of Freud’s
  ideas but disagreed with others.
 They have retained Freud’s emphasis on
  motivation and now have abandoned
  couches and treat patients face to face.
   Neo-Freudians get the job done in a
    shorter time because they have shifted
    the emphasis from the unconscious to
    conscious motivation, so they don’t
    spend that much time probing for
    hidden conflicts and repressed
    memories.

				
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