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Sigmund Freud Psychoanalytic Theory

The classic theorists known as Sigmund Freud outline the basic concepts of his theory.

Describe how it is applied in mental health counseling.

What value does this theory bring to modern day mental health counseling?

What issues does it present?

Min. of one scholary source to support your claims and cite sources using APA format.

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The classic theorists known as Sigmund Freud outline the basic concepts of his theory. Describe how it is applied in mental health counseling.

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 use of free association was a technique he employed to assist the patient during therapy. The main goal of psychoanalysis is to make the unconscious, conscious or to make the understanding of the unconscious thoughts and feelings aware to the individual in the conscious mind (McLeod, 2007). The therapy is geared toward encouraging the individual to express their repressed emotions and experiences, and even dreams, in an attempt to understand how they all play a role ...

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A discussion regarding how Freud's psychoanalytic theory applies to mental health counseling, the value it brings to modern day therapy and the issues the theory presents. This includes aspects such as the use of free association, the ablity for client's to have longer sessions with more time to explore issues, and the costs and time commitments associated with the practice. 418 words, 3 references.

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