Psychoanalytic and Humanistic Approaches to Therapy

Psychoanalysis Freud’s psychoanalytic approach to treatment was based on gaining insight into the unconscious. A combination of free association, dream analysis, and interpretation (sometimes called the “talking cure”) was used to resolve conflicts and reduce anxiety, which Freud believed were the source of mental illness. Freud thought that patients may initially show resistance to therapy, to avoid confronting the unconscious, …

Key Terms for Treatment

Download a free pdf of this key terms list here: Treatment-Key-Terms Find explanations and examples of all of these key terms and more here: Master Introductory Psychology: Complete Edition       psychiatrist   neurologist   clinical psychologist   counseling psychologist   clinical social worker   psychotherapy   biomedical treatment   psychoanalysis   resistance   transference   interpersonal therapy   humanistic …