Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy is very similar to psychoanalysis. This form of psychotherapy primarily focuses on in-depth psychology, to reveal the unconscious content of a clientís psyche. This allows the alleviation of psychic tension. This form of psychotherapy relies a lot on the interpersonal relationship between the therapist and the client. The approach of psychodynamic therapy is towards a less intensive style of working, and uses psychoanalysis. The frequency of sessions in this is usually once or twice in a week. Principal theorists drawn upon are Freud, Klein and theorists of the object relations movement, eg. Winnicott, Guntrip, Bion, and Jung. This type of therapy has a focus on individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and family therapy, and works in organizational and institutional contexts.

The psychodynamic approaches revolve around the concept of maladaptive functioning, which is in part, unconscious. This mal-adaption, presumably develops early in the life, and causes great difficulties in day to day life eventually. Psychodynamic therapies help in the resolution and revelation of such unconscious conflicts, which drive the actual symptoms. Some of the most common techniques used by psychodynamic therapists in Chennai include recognising resistance, free association, and transference. A strong therapeutic alliance is formed by working through the painful memories and difficult issues. Similar to psychoanalytical approaches, the key to the means of working and understanding is through a therapeutic relationship and relational difficulties, which the client has suffered.

At CBRT, expert psychotherapists in Chennai encourage the clients to explore unresolved conflicts and issues, and talk about the most important relationships and people in their life. This approach, focussing on unconscious thought processes, increases a clientís self-awareness and understanding of their pastís influence on the present behaviour and thoughts.