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Freud's theories and mental health counselling

Sigmund Freud's theories and practices are not without limitations. What are some of the disadvantages of Freud's theories when applied to the field of mental health counselling?

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What are some of the disadvantages of Freud's theories when applied to the field of mental health counselling?

Psychoanalysis was the practice that Freud used to help a patient express their unconscious mind through the exploration of past events, dreams, experiences and feelings. The practice of psychoanalysis involves a client working with their therapist to explore how past experiences and traumas have shaped the client and are contributing to current behaviors.

The main disadvantages of psychoanalytic therapy are the costs associated, the time-consuming practices and that the therapy ...

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A discussion regarding the disadvantages of Freud's theories as they apply to mental health counseling including topics such as cost, time, efficacy, and the use of free association. 279 words, 2 references.

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