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-PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELLINGPSYCHOTHERAPY- Def- as a way of helpingpeople understand their thought ,feeling sand actions It is used in treatment of mental ,emotionaland nervous disorder It is based on communication between aperson and a therapist A therapist is a person who has been trainedto treat an illness eg psychologist psychiatristTYPES OF PSY CHOTHERAPY PSYCHOANALYSIS-Derived from Freuds theoreticalformulationsPt lies on a couch to enable maximum relaxationThe analyst sits outside the client field of visionThe clients talks whatever thought that come to mind inwhatever form or order they occur taking care not tocensor them either in logic or appropriatenessThis process tries to reveal the person unresolvedconflictsAccording to Freud unresolved conflicts are the sourceof some mental disorderCont Many of the unresolved conflicts may lie inthe persons unconscious mind that is the partwhich is hidden from our awareness When such conflicts become clear the analystpoint them out THIS PROCESS IS CALLED FREE ASSOCIATIONCONT DREAM INTER PRETATIONAnother important tunnel to the unconsciousness isdreams interpretationFreud believed that in sleep the Egos defenceswere lowered allowing the unconscious materialto surfaceAfter a dream is reported the analyst ask the pt tofree associate to its content and the resultingassociation are taken as clues to the meaning ofthe dreamCONT CHALLENGES IN PSY

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