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A Psychodynamic Timeline.
Transcript of A Psychodynamic Timeline.
-present. 1886 A Psychodynamic
Timeline. Dream Analysis... Word Association "The Shadow" "Splitting" EXERCISE- "Let's go Outside!!!" "He's behind you!!!" "A Freud of the Dark?" A shadow of your former self? Or a form of your shadow self? Another exercise... Jung at Heart “The fundamental rule for the psychotherapist should be to consider each case new and unique” (Jung, 1934/1970, p. 168)
“The method of treatment is determined primarily by the nature of the case ... the stubborn application of a particular theory or method must be characterised as basically wrong” (Jung, 1926/1954, p.113). Jungian Concepts Introvert/Extravert
Archetypes Therapist Characteristics "Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual's conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. At all counts, it forms an unconscious snag, thwarting our most well-meant intentions."
-C.G. Jung. One last Word.. “Our conscious intentions and actions are often frustrated by unconscious processes whose very existence is a continual surprise to us. We make slips of the tongue and slips in writing and unconsciously do things that betray our most closely guarded secrets-which are sometimes unknown even to ourselves” [The Structure of the Psyche,"CW8, par. 296.] "The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy" "There is a belief in some quarters that psychodynamic concepts and treatments lack empirical support/ other forms more effective. The belief seems to have taken on a life of it's own.With each repetition, its apparent credibility grows...little need to question or revisit it because "everyone" knows it to be so."
-Jonathan Shelder, 2010 However.... Numerous independent meta-analyses indicate otherwise! Benefits endure...
And increase with time Current reliance on short-term therapies; focus on fixing problems quickly. BUT Aims to complement the DSM/ICD
But not focus simply on the idea that mental health is the "absence of symptoms". A New Perspective on Mental Health? "Just as healthy cardiac functioning cannot be defined simply as an absence of chest pain, healthy mental functioning is more than the absence of observable symptoms of psycho pathology."