What is Freudian psychotherapy?

What is Freudian psychotherapy? Freudian psychotherapy is a type of psychological therapy developed by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. This approach is based on the belief that our behavior and emotions are influenced by unconscious thoughts and memories, often stemming from our early childhood experiences. The main goal of Freudian psychotherapy is to bring these unconscious thoughts and memories to the surface, so they can be explored and understood. This process involves a therapist using various techniques to help a patient become aware of their unconscious thoughts and repressed emotions, such as free association, dream analysis, and interpretation of symbolic language. The therapist may also use techniques like transference, where the patient transfers unresolved feelings and emotions from past relationships onto the therapist, to help the patient gain insight into their behavior and emotions. Overall, Freudian psychotherapy is a highly individualized and intensive approach to therapy that seeks to help patients better understand the root causes of their behavior and emotions, and work towards resolving them in a healthy and productive way.

Shervan K Shahhian

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