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psychoanalytic therapeutic goal

making the unconscious conscious
to strengthen the ego (the reality principle) so it is based on reality

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psychoanalytic function and role

blank-screen approach to help clients enter a transference relationship where clients can project feelings without the bias of their counselor

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psychoanalytic: What is usually wrong w client?

their anxiety is affecting their lives

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feeling of dread from repressed feelings, memories and dreams

anxiety

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the client reacts to the therapist, either the way they want to or the way they have to the sig other (parent)

transference

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clients are encouraged to say whatever comes to mind, who cares

free association

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important procedure for uncovering unconscious material and giving the client insight into some areas of unresolved problems through dreams

dream analysis

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consist's of the analyst's pointing out, explaining, and even teaching the client the meanings of behavior that is manifested in dreams, free association, resistances, defenses, and the therapeutic relationship itself

interpretation

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anything that works against the progress of therapy and prevents the client from producing previously unconscious material

resistance

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importance of free association and dream analysis

they bring insight into the unconscious and/or interpretations

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importance of resistance

people use to defend against anxiety and pain that would arise if they become aware of repressed feelings

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what does this psychoanalytic to focus on?

thoughts, past, and dreams