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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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I recommend it for the general public as well as for freshmen college students, especially those studying psychology An experienced clinician, however, probably would find the book interesting but lacking in psychodynamic depth and understanding.
Contrary to her believe, Maddux found that psychotherapy - both cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic therapy - helped the depressive personality types as much as those without the disposition.
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They should also be knowledgeable about the usefulness of psychodynamic concepts in psychiatric practice and the integration of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy (U Subramaney, unpublished lecture given at a workshop for registrars organised by the College of Psychiatrists, February 2011).
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy--sometimes referred to as psychodynamic psychotherapy--is characterized by many of the same theoretical underpinnings as classical psychoanalysis (e.
Dealing with past trauma--the primary focus in psychodynamic therapies such as psychoanalysis--is unnecessary from the CBT perspective.
This book covers a number of specialist forensic areas from a psychodynamic perspective, such as women's services, services for people with personality disorders, intensive care, and high security psychiatric hospitals.
CAPSLE is a psychodynamic approach that addresses the co-created relationship between bully, victim and bystanders, assuming that all members of the school community, including teachers, play a role in bullying.
The review finds insufficient evidence to recommend any of five other common treatment approaches--play therapy, art therapy, drug therapy, psychodynamic therapy or psychological debriefing.
Behavioral, cognitive, and psychodynamic methods are effective with those motivated to change; however, research indicates that they are not successful with treatment-resistant or oppositional individuals.
Covering all the major approaches to counseling children and adolescents--including psychodynamic, Adlerian, person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, rational-emotive, reality therapy, solution focused, and family systems--Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents equips the reader to become familiar with the latest thinking and practice in counseling and psychotherapeutic interventions with children and adolescents.