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What is the background to the Psychoanalytic approach?


What is the background to the Psychoanalytic approach?



Sigmund Freud (1856 – 1939) is the man behind the theory of psychoanalysis or he has been referred to as the father of modern psychology. Psychoanalytic approach continues to influence contemporary practice. Most of the theories of counseling and psychotherapy we are going to discuss have been influenced by psychoanalytic principles and techniques. Some of the therapeutic approaches that came up extended the psychoanalytic models, others modified its concepts and
procedures, and others emerged as a reaction against it. Freud‘s psychoanalytic system is a model of personality development, a philosophy of human nature, and a mind of psychotherapy. He gave psychotherapy a new look and new horizons, calling attention to psycho-dynamic factors that motivate behavior, focusing on the role of the unconscious and developing the first therapeutic procedures for understanding the structure of one‘s basic structure. A significant contribution of the psycho-analytic model is delineation of the stages of psychosexual and psycho-social development from birth through adulthood
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