Ch 3: Psychoanalytic Therapy Theories

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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a psychoanalytic therapy theories unit of a standard group counseling course. Topics covered include:

  • The psychodynamic model and abnormal functioning
  • The psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud
  • Erik Erikson and identity formation
  • How Freud's and Erikson's psychoanalytic theories differ from each other
  • The psychoanalytic theory of Carl Jung
  • The theories of Alfred Adler
  • Ego theory, self theory and object relations theory
  • Self-concept and self-esteem in organizational behavior
  • Common psychodynamic treatments
  • Evaluating the psychodynamic model
  • Techniques of psychoanalytic therapy
13 Lessons in Chapter 3: Psychoanalytic Therapy Theories
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The Psychodynamic Model and Abnormal Functioning

1. The Psychodynamic Model and Abnormal Functioning

There are many ways to view the causes and treatments of psychological disorders. In this lesson, we'll look closer at the psychodynamic model of psychology and its benefits and drawbacks.

Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory on Instincts, Motivation, Personality & Development

2. Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory on Instincts, Motivation, Personality & Development

Learn how Sigmund Freud's theories helped shape our modern understanding of human motivation and personality development. Review key terms and take a quiz at the end of the lesson to test your knowledge.

Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples

3. Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples

How do we form identities as we age and grow? To answer this question, Erik Erikson came up with eight stages of identity formation that revolve around conflict and resolution. Who are you, and who will you become after completing this lesson?

Freud and Erikson's Approaches to Psychoanalytic Theory: Differences & Analysis

4. Freud and Erikson's Approaches to Psychoanalytic Theory: Differences & Analysis

Differentiate between Freud's and Erikson's approaches to psychoanalytic theory in this lesson. You will examine and compare developmental stages side by side and have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

Carl Jung's Theories: Personality, Psyche & Dreams

5. Carl Jung's Theories: Personality, Psyche & Dreams

In this lesson, we will be discussing Carl Jung's theories. Specifically, we will look at his theories on personality, dream analysis and the human psyche. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Alfred Adler's Theories: Overview & Summary

6. Alfred Adler's Theories: Overview & Summary

Alfred Adler's psychoanalytic theory of individual psychology has had a large impact. This lesson will provide a brief overview, explain key concepts, and explore the therapeutic technique used by Adler.

Ego Theory, Self Theory, and Object Relations Theory

7. Ego Theory, Self Theory, and Object Relations Theory

You may look at psychological problems in terms of problems with the ego, the development of the self, or relationships with others. In this lesson, we'll look closer at ego theory, self theory, and object relations theory.

Self-Concept & Self-Esteem in Organizational Behavior

8. Self-Concept & Self-Esteem in Organizational Behavior

Companies have to have a clear understanding of employee personality traits in under to motivate, challenge and train them to be productive. Two traits that affect an individual's view of themselves are self-concept and self-esteem.

Common Psychodynamic Treatments: Free Association, Therapist Interpretation, and Catharsis

9. Common Psychodynamic Treatments: Free Association, Therapist Interpretation, and Catharsis

Psychodynamic theory says that psychological problems come from a person's subconscious. But, how do you treat the subconscious? In this lesson, we'll look at three methods: free association, dream interpretation, and catharsis.

Assessing the Psychodynamic Model: Strengths and Weaknesses

10. Assessing the Psychodynamic Model: Strengths and Weaknesses

When people think about psychology, many immediately think of Sigmund Freud. But, how good were his ideas? In this lesson, we'll look at the psychodynamic model of psychology and its strengths and weaknesses.

Psychoanalytic Therapy: Free Association, Dream Analysis and Transference & Resistance

11. Psychoanalytic Therapy: Free Association, Dream Analysis and Transference & Resistance

Psychoanalytic therapy has many techniques. This lesson will explore four of these techniques: free association, dream analysis, and the analysis of transference and resistance.

Strengths and Limitations of Adlerian Theory

12. Strengths and Limitations of Adlerian Theory

Seeing people as individuals and members of a greater community and society in general makes Adlerian therapy an interesting approach to psychotherapy. This lesson reviews the strengths and weaknesses of therapy based on Adler's theory.

Adlerian Theory vs. Freudian Theory

13. Adlerian Theory vs. Freudian Theory

Freud and Adler both made significant advances in the field of psychology. In this lesson, we will go over a brief comparison between these two prominent psychoanalysts.

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