PSY330 Psychoanalytic theory

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Select one of the following options for this discussion.  Indicate in your post which option you are responding to.

Option A: Psychoanalytic theory presents explanations for abnormal behavior as well as a variety of methods for treatment of that behavior.  Select one of the methods or techniques used in psychoanalysis and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of this approach as it applies to the treatment of psychological disorders.  Your initial post should be a minimum of 250 words.  It must include at least 1 peer-reviewed source that was published within the last five years, cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Guided Response:  Review several of your classmates’ posts.  Respond substantively to two of your peers who identified different methods and techniques than what you chose.  In your response, compare the strengths and weaknesses of their selection to yours.  Do you think one of the selected methods or techniques is superior?  Why?  

Option B: Select one of the following early theorists that were instrumental in developing the psychoanalytic theoretical approach.  Examine and describe the theorist’s contribution(s) to psychoanalytic theory. Your initial post should be a minimum of 250 words.  It must include at least 1 peer-reviewed source that was published within the last five years, cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

a. Sigmund Freud
b. Carl Jung
c. Alfred Adler
d. Wilhelm Reich
e. Karen Horney
f. Anna Freud
g. Melanie Klein
h. Helen Deutsch 
Guided Response:  Review several of your classmates’ posts.  Respond substantively to two peers who chose different theorists than you.  Compare the contributions of the theorist in their response with the one you chose.  Were their theories complimentary to one another, or did they exist in conflict? 

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