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Ch 2: Psychodynamic Approaches

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The Psychodynamic Approaches chapter of this Psychotherapy Approaches: Help & Review course is the simplest way to master material on psychodynamic approaches. This chapter uses simple and fun videos and texts of about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of psychodynamic approaches.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material on psychodynamic approaches will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about psychodynamic approaches. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding psychodynamic models or the theories and approaches of Sigmund Freud, Erik Erikson, Carl Jung and Alfred Adler
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
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  • Verify you're ready by completing the Psychodynamic Approaches chapter exam.

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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a psychodynamic approaches unit of a standard psychotherapy approaches course. Topics covered include:

  • Psychodynamic models of abnormal functioning
  • Sigmund Freud's theories
  • Erik Erikson's approach to psychodynamics
  • Carl Jung's theories
  • Alfred Adler's Theory of Individual Psychology
  • Key psychodynamic treatments
  • Strengths and weakness of the psychodynamic approaches

28 Lessons in Chapter 2: Psychodynamic Approaches
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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.

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

Psychoanalytic Schools Approach to Psychopathology Theory

7. Psychoanalytic Schools Approach to Psychopathology Theory

Here, we will explore the basic tenants of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic theories as they relate to psychopathology. Two techniques for treatment are also explored briefly.

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

8. 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

9. 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.

Therapeutic Communication in Nursing: Examples & Techniques

10. Therapeutic Communication in Nursing: Examples & Techniques

Therapeutic communication is one of the pillars of nursing skills. This lesson explores examples of therapeutic communication techniques in nursing, including active listening, conflict resolution and imparting information to the patient.

Therapeutic Nursing Interventions: Examples & Overview

11. Therapeutic Nursing Interventions: Examples & Overview

Drawing bloodwork and performing invasive procedures does not necessarily make a nursing intervention therapeutic. Read this lesson to learn what therapeutic nursing interventions are and how they apply to common practice.

Therapeutic Responses in Nursing

12. Therapeutic Responses in Nursing

Nurses are required to do more than provide physical care for their patients. Read this lesson to learn how nurses utilize therapeutic responses to promote and advocate for the patients they serve.

Therapeutic Response to Delusions

13. Therapeutic Response to Delusions

Delusions refer to firmly held but false beliefs about reality. In this lesson, we'll talk about some of the causes of delusions and some of the therapeutic methods that aim to treat delusions.

Therapeutic Response to Depression

14. Therapeutic Response to Depression

In this lesson, we'll talk about treatments for depression, a mental health conditioned characterized by feelings of sadness and hopelessness. We'll talk about different types of therapies and medications available to treat depression.

Therapeutic Response to Trauma

15. Therapeutic Response to Trauma

This lesson looks at how a therapist should respond when they have a client who has experienced trauma. The term trauma is defined, different types of therapy are outlined, and an overall response to trauma is discussed.

Therapeutic Response to Families in Crisis

16. Therapeutic Response to Families in Crisis

If you are a mental health professional who works with families, chances are you will occasionally see a family in crisis. This lesson discusses how you can respond therapeutically in these situations.

Therapeutic vs. Nontherapeutic Communication in Nursing

17. Therapeutic vs. Nontherapeutic Communication in Nursing

Therapeutic communication can accomplish many goals, while nontherapeutic communication may inhibit patient centered care. Read further to explore Therapeutic vs. Nontherapeutic communication in nursing and patient interactions.

Therapeutic Communication in Nursing: Types & Examples

18. Therapeutic Communication in Nursing: Types & Examples

This lesson defines therapeutic communication and how it benefits the nurse and patient. It then goes over several therapeutic communication techniques and discusses their importance.

Nontherapeutic Communication in Nursing: Techniques, Types & Examples

19. Nontherapeutic Communication in Nursing: Techniques, Types & Examples

Nontherapeutic communication can shut down valuable communication between a nurse and patient. In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of nontherapeutic communication and see several examples.

Therapeutic Confrontation: Definition & Examples

20. Therapeutic Confrontation: Definition & Examples

The term 'confrontation' often gets a bad wrap. Read on to learn what therapeutic confrontation is, and how it can be an effective strategy in a counseling session.

Therapeutic Listening for Children

21. Therapeutic Listening for Children

This lesson discusses the concept of therapeutic listening and how it can benefit children who have issues such as autism, Down syndrome, and other sensory disorders. The concept is defined and explained.

Therapeutic Listening: Protocol & Side Effects

22. Therapeutic Listening: Protocol & Side Effects

Therapeutic listening is designed to help children and adults with sensory processing issues. Does it work, and if so, how? What are the possible side effects? We will explore these and more questions in this lesson.

Therapeutic Listening & ADHD

23. Therapeutic Listening & ADHD

Like medication and behavioral therapy, Therapeutic Listening is a treatment method for ADHD that many know little about. Learn about Therapeutic Listening and how it helps treat ADHD in this lesson.

Therapeutic Listening & Autism

24. Therapeutic Listening & Autism

Therapeutic Listening (TL) is an evidence-based therapy intended to help with sensory, communication, social and self-regulation skills that are often deficit in those with autism. Learn about how TL benefits those with autism in this lesson.

Activities for Therapeutic Listening

25. Activities for Therapeutic Listening

Learning how to listen therapeutically is an important way to develop your capacity to offer support and affirmation. In this lesson, discover how these activities will help you develop your therapeutic listening skills.

Therapeutic Listening: Equipment & Examples

26. Therapeutic Listening: Equipment & Examples

Therapeutic Listening (TL) entails more than just listening to music. It requires specialized headphones and equipment. Learn about TL equipment and examples of TL at work in this lesson.

What is Therapeutic Listening? - Definition & Research

27. What is Therapeutic Listening? - Definition & Research

Specialized music can be therapeutic for people with sensory dysfunctions, ADHD, and even Autism Spectrum Disorder. This lesson describes Therapeutic Listening, it's background, how it works, and which disorders it can help address.

Psychodynamic Intervention: Techniques & Examples

28. Psychodynamic Intervention: Techniques & Examples

People seek the help of a counselor for many reasons and they receive many different types of therapy. This lesson discusses psychodynamic intervention as it is used in therapy, what it is and how it can help different types of problems.

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