Sigmund Freud Case Study

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The life of Sigmund Freud was a very interesting one, when he was four years old, his family had moved from Pribor, Czech Republic to Vienna and he lived there until he had died. Sigmund was the first of seven children in his family and out of the seven children his mother favorites him the most. Freud later on explains knowing that he was his mothers favorite that, a man who is the absolute favorite of his mother has a feeling for his entire life, that he is a conqueror and has confidence of success that often leads to real success in life. Basically, stating the point that, because his mother throughout his childhood loved and cherished him the most, this feeling or drive motivated him to think that he could be successful, which he did accomplish …show more content…

Also, psychoanalytic therapy is made to help the patient uncover unconscious conflicts, so that the patient can get insight to the real source of their problems. This therapy usually took between 7-10 years to fully get and develop an understanding of communication between the patient and the therapist, so that the patient is able to completely open up to the therapist and be able to uncover their sources of problem, together with the therapist. Basically, in this therapy a lot of the motivations for behavior are the unconscious parts of our mind doing it. First, the unconscious issues that are affecting the behavior have to be uncovered and the way they are uncovered is by dream interpretation, Freud believed dreams were the road to the unconscious. These dreams are made up of two parts the manifest content or the actual plot of the dream, and the latent content, which are the unconscious issues that show up in a symbolic form in these dreams. Also free association plays a key part in this first step, when the therapist allows the patient to talk about whatever they are thinking about at that moment or whatever they feel like talking about, this helps to reduce inhibition and can basically help the therapist to get an idea any themes that the patient may be speaking of. Although, sometimes resistance can occur with the patient when therapists ask them about certain topics in their lives, they will show an unwillingness to talk about the topic that’s mentioned, which they do not like. The next step is to bring those issues that are now in the unconscious level to the conscious level. For this to happen transference has to occur, which is the emotions which are surrounding the unconscious issues surfacing up into the therapy sessions. The last and final step in

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