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Psychodynamic theory

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Transcript of Psychodynamic theory

What is Psychodynamic Theory?
Made up of 7 different theories:
Psychoanalytic theory (drive psychology)
Analytical theory
Individual psychology
Ego psychology
Interpersonal analysis
Object relations theory
Self psychology
What is Psychodynamic Theory?
Umbrella term
Psychic energy
Impacts of childhood
Unconscious motives/conflicts
Personality (psyche)
Interpretations, hypothesis, and insight
Psychodynamic Therapy
Focus of techniques
Role of therapist
3 concepts within therapeutic relationship
Introduction of theory into group
Desired Outcomes
Recognition of patterns and connections
Revision of pathological beliefs
Recognition of motives of self and others
Ability to observe own internal process, personality, and psychopathology

Leaders and members may have different opinions of what success looks like
Client/Member characteristics
reality of "blank slate"
Important Concepts
Iceberg metaphor
Collective Unconscious
Id, Ego, Super Ego
Psychodynamic Formulation
Four Stages of Analysis
Freud's Psychosexual Stages

(Bienenfeld, 2006; Halbur & Halbur, 2011)
(Fall, Holden, & Marquis, 2010; Huprich, 2009)
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(Gold and Stricker, 2011)
(Rozas & Grady, 2011; Halbur & Halbur, 2011)
(Halbur & Halbur, 2011; Bienenfeld, 2006; Huprich, 2009; Corey, 1990)
Contemporary Theory
"blank slate"
(Huprich, 2009; Bienenfeld, 2006)
Mental processes
Childhood experiences
Mental representations
Personality development
(Huprich, 2009)
Psychodynamic Theory
Katie Chadwell, Kelsey Chomik,
Ashley Flores, Michelle Phelan
Practice of Theory in Group
Therapeutic process
Types of interventions
Key concepts
Basic techniques
Roles and Functions of the Leader
(Huprich, 2009; Corey, 1990)
(Corey, 1990)
(Gold and Stricker, 2011)
Evaluation of group
Creating questionnaire
allows members input on their individual process
possible individual meetings
Gradually uncover unconscious material
Foster transference
Create a freely expressive climate
Promote interpersonal relationships
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