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Psychodynamic Therapy

In contrast with CBT and other direct clinical relationships between symptoms and behavior reduction, psychodynamic therapy (and “depth therapies”) approaches symptomatology as the result of unconscious dynamics.  Freuds’ psychoanalytic theory first described the sexual and aggressive forces of the id, ego and superego competing in one’s unconscious; brief psychodynamic therapy, instead of free association and 2 years of analysis, focuses on one issue and the therapist remains active in structuring the sessions and keeping the client focused.