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Three Therapeutic Approaches
An examination of three different therapeutic approaches.
# 38348 | 1,150 words | 5 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 09, 2003 in Psychology (Freud) , Psychology (Rogers) , Psychology (Therapies)

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This paper examines the three therapeutic approaches of psychoanalytic therapy, Adlerian therapy and person centered therapy. The paper outlines and explains their key concepts, their therapeutic processes and their appropriate applications, including techniques and procedures.

Psychoanalytic Therapy
Adlerian Therapy
Person Centered Therapy

From the Paper:

"According to Jacob A Arlow "psychoanalysis may be defined as human nature seen from the vantage point of conflict." (Arlow, 1995, p. 15) Different elements of the personality express conflicting drives and desires and the individual is an expression of the tension between these conflicting drives and the constant attempt to balance them. In essence, every boy wants to kill his father but only very few actually do. On the basis of this he developed the concepts of id, ego and super ego to define the diverse elements of the personality. Importantly, Freud insisted that many of these drives were unrecognized or subconscious, and irrational. In this sense he is often identified as the 'discoverer' of the subconscious.
"According to Peter Gay "today we all speak Freud". (Gay, 1999, p. 69) A host of terms from Freudian slip to penis envy originated with Freud. However, key to Freud's theories was his 'discovery' of the subconscious. Freud, regardless of the veracity of his individual theories and concepts truly altered the concept of the mind and of the individual; he introduced the paradigm that in diverse forms is known today as psychiatry."

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