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The Difference Between Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Which approach is right for me?

Whether you are seeking mental health treatment or training to become a mental health provider, you will encounter many different approaches to therapy. It can be confusing to tell the difference between them and to figure out which one is right for you. So, in this post, I’d like to address the question: what is […]

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John Mcleod, author of An Introduction to Counselling, has identified five key principles of the psychodynamic approach: People have troubled relationships because they are repeating a destructive relationship pattern from the past. The person may seek to control or hide difficult or unacceptable mental desires, memories and feelings by use of ‘defence mechanisms’, such as “transference”, “projection”, “denial”, “repression”, […]

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Psychodynamic therapy

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