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The psychoanalyst is either a psychiatrist or a psychologist by training, even someone who has advanced training in the humanities (philosophy, sociology ..) but meets the first requirement, or to have completed its own psychoanalysis.

One could define psychoanalysis as a psychotherapy, very long term (five to ten years), whose goal is to get the customer to minimize itsunconscious processes to better understand the real motives of his comportments. By this approach the person hoping to become increasingly able to live freely.

This is typical of how the psychoanalyst to intervene, he does not place himself in direct interaction with his client. The client is asked to lie on a couch and express everything that comes to his mind. This is called the method of "freeassociation". The psychoanalyst who is outside the field of vision of the customer, will sometimes interpret the statements reported by the client.

These are the main distinctions that can be compared to these various specialists. Other cards will follow to explain in more detail the important differences between the guidelines.

The psychiatrist is primarily a physicianspecializing in psychiatry, prepared to treat serious mental illness such, the schyzophrenia, manic depression, psychoses of various types etc

A psychologist, , is a mental health professional holding a Master of minimally psychology and part of the College of Psychologists

Being a psychologist-psychotherapist is another specialty in itself. It is possible toget inside a Masters in psychology counseling clinic, some basic training in psychotherapy

The psychologist-psychotherapist can intervene on the psychological problems of any kind, either personal, such as depression, personality disorders or with relationship issues as marital problems, the parent-child relationships and workplace . The psychologist-psychotherapist is qualified to be able toallow significant changes in the structures of personality. The way to intervene will vary depend on the approach in which he specializes. 

What Types of Psychoanalysis are there?

There are quite a few different types of psychoanalysis. Some therapists work in a way that sticks very much to the ideas of Freud, while other tend to use ideas from other people who have followed in Freud'sfootsteps (e.g. Carl Jung, Melanie Klein). Whichever, type of analysis is done, they all conform to the same idea that the answer lies in your unconscious. 

What is PsychoAnalysis?

Sigmund Freud was the man who founded psychoanalysis. Most people have heard of him, and he's generally thought of as some famous man who had some strange ideas about dreams, sex, and your relationship with yourmother.
Well, he had lots of ideas about how the mind works, and admittedly, a lot of them seem quite far out and bizarre when you first take a look at them. Indeed, these ideas have created a huge amount of controversy down the years. However, a lot of people have found these ideas to work, and psychoanalysis arose as a method of putting these ideas into practice.
Psychoanalysis can be thought of asone of two things. Firstly, as a treatment for mental health problems. Secondly, as a way of understanding more about your own mind.
In Psychoanalysis, the therapist attempts to get access to your unconscious mind, find out what's going on, and then make you aware of some of the things that are going on that you aren't aware of. The therapist uses a number of different techniques in order to dothis. Some of them are quite famous, for example, by getting you to talk about whatever comes into your head, or by investigating your dreams.

Does it Work?

A lot of people say that it does, and many people argue that it is the only therapy which really seeks to delve into the bottom reaches of your mind, warts and all, to help you work on fundamental aspects of yourself like your own...
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