Mental Disorders:

  1. Psychotherapies:
    Procedures in which people with mental disorders interact with a trained therapist who helps them change certain behaviors, though, or emotions so that they can feel and function better.
  2. Psychodynamic Therapies:
    Therapies based on the idea that mental disorders stem mainly from hidden inner conflicts, and that once these conflicts are made conscious they can be resolved.
  3. Psychodynamic Therapies:

    Sigmund Freud
    Based on the idea that we press certain feelings and impulses in our subconscious out of our conscious awareness. We do this through various defense mechanisms.

    Making the unconscious conscious
  4. Catharsis-
    Releasing of tension and anxiety by reliving a traumatic event.
  5. (a)Free Association-
    Reporting whatever comes to mind, without monitoring the content-no matter matter how embarrassing, painful, or irrelevant.
  6. (b)
  7. Dream
  8. (b)
  9. (b)
  10. Dream
  11. Dream
  12. Dream
  13. Dream
  14. (b)dream analysis:
    Freud: "the Royal Road to the Unconscious"
  15. Resistance:
    When a pt resists the therapist's attempt to bring threatening, unconscious material into conscious awareness.
  16. Transference-
    When a pt displaces (or transfers) their though, feelings, or conflicts from past relationships onto the therapist.
  17. Interpretation-
    When the therapist points out to the pt what he/she thinks is going on.

    • **critcisms of psychonalysis
    • * Limited applicabilty
    • * Lack of Scientific Credibilty
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Mental Disorders:
1)Psychotherapies: Psychological Approaches to Mental Disorders a.) psychodynamic techniques (ways of getting to unconscious):