Psychodynamic psychotherapy is based on psychodynamic theory. According to this theory, the problems and symptoms of the patient are related to unconscious processes, and the main factors that affect the observed problems are past childhood experiences and traumas.
Under the main headline of psychodynamic psychotherapy, there are many sub-types of psychotherapy, with the same basic view. Short emergency individual psychotherapy, long-term individual psychotherapy, descriptive psychotherapy, such as supportive psychotherapy.
Although psychodynamic psychotherapy is a long study, most patients have a much shorter psychotherapy process. Many studies show that 60-75% of patients quit treatment within the first 8 sessions. Therefore, although therapists prepare themselves for long-term psychotherapies through training, the majority of psychotherapies in practice are short-term.This type of therapy is effective in the psychotherapy of conditions such as :
- Depressive disorder,
- anxiety disorders,
- adaptation disorders due to life events (divorce, abandonment, deceit, etc.).