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What are the goals of psychodynamic therapy?

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The primary goals of psychodynamic therapy are gaining insight about unconscious conflicts and awareness of feelings and motivations. Insight is thought to be able to lead to symptom relief. Psychodynamic therapy also aims to make it easier to deal with psychological issues that have caused emotional suffering.

From: Psychodynamic Therapy for Depression WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Psychotherapies."

Student BMJ Archive: "How Does Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Work?"

Psychology Today : "Therapeutic Methods."

Scientific American : "Talk Therapy: Off the Couch and into the Lab."

Shedler, J. , February-March 2010. American Psychologist

American Psychological Association: "Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Brings Lasting Benefits Through Self-Knowledge."

Bond, M. 2006. Current Opinion in Psychotherapy,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 01, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Psychotherapies."

Student BMJ Archive: "How Does Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Work?"

Psychology Today : "Therapeutic Methods."

Scientific American : "Talk Therapy: Off the Couch and into the Lab."

Shedler, J. , February-March 2010. American Psychologist

American Psychological Association: "Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Brings Lasting Benefits Through Self-Knowledge."

Bond, M. 2006. Current Opinion in Psychotherapy,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 01, 2018

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