Understanding the Principles of Psycho- Dynamic Thinking | Assignment

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Psychoanalytic Studies
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION................................................................................................................................3Understanding the psycho-dynamic perspectives.......................................................................3Key skills in supportive work with children and adolescents....................................................4The Therapeutic Process With Children and Adolescents .........................................................5CONCLUSION....................................................................................................................................6REFERENCES.....................................................................................................................................8
INTRODUCTIONPsychoanalytic studies is referred as academic discipline which mainly focuses on teachingand research about various practice and theories based on psychoanalysis (Salzberger-Wittenberg,2015). Further, it can also be defined as therapeutic approach that is needed to embrace all the workrelated to analytic therapies. Like psycho dynamic therapies and psychoanalysis, the main purposeof psychoanalytic therapies is to bring the unconscious mind into the state of consciousness. Thishelps an individual to understand and experience the feelings which can resolve issues in their lives.According to psychoanalytic theories it is stated that unconscious mind holds more painful feelingswhich is very difficult for the conscious mind to process systematically (Meisels and Shapiro,2013). In order to ensure that these memories do not produce pain and suffering, many peopledevelop projections and denial so that it cannot cause harm to them. But in reality these denials andprojections produce more harm than good to individual. The assignment is based on essay on psychoanalytic studies that will focus on variousaspects such as understanding the principles of psycho-dynamic thinking, supportive skills to workwith children and dynamics of relationships between children and adolescents.Understanding the psycho-dynamic perspectivesPsycho-dynamic perspectives are analysed so that it becomes easy to understand about whatisgoing in the mind of an individual in unconscious state of mind (Peterfreund, 2016). Thisprovides a basic overview about how a person thinks and experiences various relationship and howbehaviour can affect and drive changes in his/her personality. There are many assumptions basedon the psycho-dynamic therapy and approach such as the unconscious state is considered to be oneof the most powerful state that produces both positive and negative effect on behaviour andemotions. All the behaviour exhibited by an individual has some or the other reasons and therefore,they are determined. A major impact of childhood experience is produced on emotions andbehaviour (French and Klein, 2013). The aim of psycho-dynamic approach is to develop atherapeutic relationship with children and adolescents so that they care able to easily explore allthose issues which care unresolved in their mind. There are many approaches that can be linkedwith psychoanalytic studies and therapies which helps in figuring out conflicts and issues that existsin the mind of children and adolescents. Free association is a technique where a client can have aone on one interaction with the therapist so that he/she can make an attempt to share all the ideaswhich comes to their mind.The therapist assumes that they cannot shape ideas until and unless they are expressed by theclients (Aron and Anderson, 2015). However, a therapist encourages children and adolescents to

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