Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

One of the therapy schools used in understanding people is psychodynamic psychotherapy. In short, in psychodynamic therapies, the processes that cause distress, anxiety, fear, unhappiness in the life of the individual and the feelings, thoughts and behaviors that create conflict in their relations with the environment are deeply understood and realized with the therapist within the unique historical development of the person. With the insightful development gained by reinterpreting the realized processes within the therapeutic relationship, it is aimed that the individual will be able to pass his own desires and desires in accordance with his life as a result of the functional and healthy transformation of the conflicts that disturb the individual.

Psychodynamic Therapy Sessions

In psychodynamic therapies, the individual’s childhood experiences and development work with psychoanalytic concepts such as unconscious determinants behind behavior and affect, transference, defenses, object relations, the person’s resistance to therapeutic work, dreams, and repetitive vital experiences. Although psychodynamic therapies use similar concepts with psychoanalytic therapies in treatment, as in psychoanalytic therapies, the study is performed face-to-face, not on the couch. Although the session frequency and working time are determined with the client, the session frequency is usually once a week, regression is not allowed as much as in psychoanalytic therapies, and the therapist uses more active interpretation within the here and now principle.

Last Updated on December 24, 2020 by Lucas Berg

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He is studying psychology in Canada. Lucas also volunteers helping elderly people in nursing homes. Lucas, who is especially interested in hypnotherapy, continues his education and research in this field.

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