Psychodynamic And Interpsychic Theory

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This week the readings included extended concepts of psychoanalytic theory that Freudian’s descendants analyzed and explored approaches of the ego, the self, the subject, the intrapsychic, and the I. Psychodynamic analysts evolved new theories that defined the matrix of personality by examining the relationship between object and self. The paper reflects on the intrapsychic and intersubjective process, self-psychological perspective, and it’s strengths and weakness.
Intrapsychic and Interpsychic Concept
The intrapsychic and intersubjective concept focuses on the problem of internal world of the analysand and the hypothesis of the drive is related to objects, which is based on two-person psychology. In psychoanalytic literature the object …show more content…

Further, determining object as preconceived, projected, represented, and constructed in comparison to drive, which is activated, dynamic, self-organized, and subject to transformation is also beneficial. Subsequently, this provides analyst the information, and helps break things down to understand the relation with oneself and with other. The knowledge of interwoven dimensions of the human biological functions and purpose of the drive may be an important tool in the diagnosis processes. The weakness of the concept is that dependence on psychical and biological development may differ from client to client. It may be challenging to understand the relationship between internal world and object for the client who has not developed the internal world. It is questionable if this concept would be helpful to understand autistic client or any psychotic disorder where the internal world is yet to be developed and free association may not be practical (Green, …show more content…

Consequently, success of analysands’ work of speaking through free association may be high and may enhance the therapeutic relationship. The therapist genuine responsiveness to the needs and fears of the client can be the important component in building interpretive process (Ornstein & Ornstein, 2015).
Nonetheless, the therapist responsiveness may be ineffective if the clients traumatic experience level is high and the client is unable to build a relationship with the therapist. The disconnection between therapist and client may result to ineffective treatment. Thus, this therapy is practical with those who have self-esteem problems, however, may not be practical for clients with intense and violent destructive behaviors.
To conclude, the analysts and analysands undergo the process of difficulties that require an expression to encourage clients discover objects and drives. The genuine presence, empathetic responsiveness, understanding, validating, and affirming from the analysts can enhance the therapeutic relationship. The structure of psyche is interwoven with others that are identified as the objects. The purpose of the analyst is to help the client identify self and object; the intrapsychic, inter subjectivity, and self-psychology concepts provide analyst tools to clarify the complex structure of human

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