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Psychotherapy is a method used to treat mental and emotional disorders. People who suffer from these disorders talk to a mental health professional about their concerns and other related issues through a series of scheduled sessions. This method can also be referred to as counseling.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy deals with the subconscious by raising the awareness of unconscious thoughts and behaviors. In essence, the purpose of the psychodynamic approach is to teach the patients new insights and methods of conflict resolution by exploring their thoughts and past, as well as offering support that will enable them to live a happier life. This form of treatment is one of the most commonly used types of psychotherapy because it is conducted in an office setting, sitting face-to-face with a therapist, it is less intense and the treatments are shorter.

Contrary to the psychodynamic method, the humanistic-existential approach does not deal with what happened in the past, but it focuses on an individual sense of purpose or meaning in life. In the humanistic-existential form of treatment, the therapist does not make interpretation or attempt to change the client’s behavior. The therapist’s main objective is to show acceptance and allow them to choose.

Many types of psychotherapy are available. They are all valid in their own way; some focus on changing current behavior patterns, and others focus on understanding past issues. Although they use different methods, they have a similar goal which is to help people cope with every day issues and achieve mental health. It is really up to the individual to determine what method best suiting them.

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    This is much better, Rose, although I still question the accuracy of your statement about the psychodynamic approach being less intense.

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    Ms. Sue here is a quote from the mayo clinic:

    Psychodynamic psychotherapy

    Psychodynamic psychotherapy, based on the theories of psychoanalysis, focuses on increasing your awareness of unconscious thoughts and behaviors, developing new insights into your motivations, and resolving conflicts to live a happier life. It's one of the most common types of psychotherapy. It's less intense than psychoanalysis and is usually done sitting face to face with a therapist. It's also less frequent — usually once a week — and is shorter term, usually a year or less.

    Give me your thoughts

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    Thanks for that quote.

    The important point is that psychodynamic psychotherapy is less intense THAN PSYCHOANALYSIS. You should include those words in your paper.

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    Ms. Sue,

    You told me to remove the 2nd paragraph although the instruction said to explain briefly the biomedical approach as well as the psychodynamic etc

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    OK.

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    Ms. Sue,

    Do you mean to leave the 2nd paragraph?

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