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By Lee Jaffe

Sigmund Freud again and again revised his figuring out of ways our minds paintings, tips on how to comprehend psychological disease, and the way to alleviate emotional, mental pain. With each one revision, despite the fact that, he didn't methodically combine earlier rules with more moderen ones. In How conversing therapies: Revealing Freud's Contributions to All Psychotherapies, a cautious evaluate of his suggestions at every one level of his pondering finds six other ways that speaking cures—six distinctive prevalent modes of healing motion wherein all present-day psychotherapies paintings. Lee Jaffe demonstrates how those healing activities can hyperlink therapy suggestions to person diagnoses, and the way they functionality in the course of therapy itself. diverse perspectives of ways psychoanalytic remedies paintings are analyzed in keeping with their emphasis or de-emphasis of those six modes of healing motion. for this reason, comparisons of all ways to conversing therapies, and judgements in regards to the collection of therapy for a given sufferer will be grounded in an figuring out of the basic ways in which every one healing technique works, instead of an allegiance to what companies occurred to learn in the course of their education.

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While Freud referred to the need to overcome a theoretical compulsion to repeat, the need for repetition in working through parallels two primary laws of behaviorism, originally defined by Thorndike’s (1913) theories of connectionism: (1) Law of Effect—responses to a situation which are followed by a rewarding state of affairs will be strengthened and become habitual responses to that situation; and (2) Law of Exercise—connections become strengthened with practice and weakened when practice is discontinued.

Helping patients to recognize their irrational thoughts, behaviors, and habits, then working with them to find rational ones to compete with the unreasonable patterns, clearly can provide some insight into maladaptive ideas and behaviors. As compared to psychoanalytic approaches, however, CBT does not necessarily pursue insight into the origins and the underlying psychodynamic reasons for the psychopathology. It is sufficient to identify that it is pathological and then to make conscious plans and efforts to engage in thinking and functioning in more adaptive ways.

Example 3 When I first met this young woman in the waiting room, referred because she had no direction in her life and was involved in self-defeating behaviors, her seeming both shy and assertive at the same time, as if she was trying to mask an underlying fragility with some bravado, touched me. Throughout the testing she was cooperative, again seeming to try to mask narcissistic insecurities when she thought her test responses were inadequate, incomplete, or incorrect; this defensiveness frequently took the form of responding impulsively, leaving little time for reflection or emotion.

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