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psychodynamics

[¦sī·kō·dī′nam·iks]
(psychology)
The study of human behavior from the point of view of motivation and drives, depending largely on the functional significance of emotion, and based on the assumption that an individual's total personality and reactions at any given time are the product of the interaction between his genetic constitution and his environment.
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Discussion of eating disorders and attachment: A contemporary psychodynamic perspective: Does the attachment model of eating disorders indicate the need for psychodynamic treatment?
The Psychodynamic Perspective: The Dynamics of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology
Atkins et al.[22] further discuss two British university programmes (South Bank and Sheffield Hallam) which incorporate the psychodynamic perspective in consultants' training.
In the next section I discuss the assumptions and framework that underpin research from a psychodynamic perspective.
In the past, personality disorders were explained almost exclusively from a psychodynamic perspective. Most language used to conceptualize personality disorders is in terms of "character language," such as anal character.
In evaluating the problem from a psychodynamic perspective, consider issues of alliance and resistance, Dr.
Writing from a psychodynamic perspective, he focuses on the mind and human processes of drug and alcohol addiction.
Topics addressed include systems of infant, toddler, and young child care; sensory integration and sensory processing disorders; pathophysiology of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in patients with ADHD and FASD; therapeutic interventions for substance abusing mothers; adult neuropsychology of FASD; identification and treatment of social communication deficits in children with FASD; multi-modal management strategies for FASD through the lifespan; and a psychodynamic perspective on FASD in the adult.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Integration of Cognitive, Neuropsychological, and Psychodynamic Perspectives in Psychotherapy
Traumatic stress, internal and external: what do psychodynamic perspectives have to contribute?
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