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Psychological Distress

What is the best way to solve interpersonal problems and relieve psychological distress? Should one try to identify the original causes of the distress, as Freud did? Or should one focus on here-and-now feelings and possibilities for change, as did Rogers?

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1. What is the best way to solve interpersonal problems and relieve psychological distress? Should one try to identify the original causes of the distress, as Freud did? Or should one focus on here-and-now feelings and possibilities for change, as did Rogers?

It depends on what theory you adhere to. Humanistic psychologists. For example, argue that the here and now is the best way to deal with psychological problems, whereas Freudian psychologists argue that one needs to identify the underlying causes that are causing the symptoms which is time consuming and often a lengthier process.

For example, Rogers's theory deals with the problems in the here and now and does not delve into the past for underlying symptoms. I would prefer using Roger's theory to relieve stress, giving the client positive regard and being genuine to build trust, which allows the client to open up and feel free to be themselves, their ...

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Psychological Distress is clearly explored in this case. References are also provided to justify the assertions.

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