Psychotherapy and Freudian psychology

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In some of his papers Eysenck has discussed standard psychoanalytic therapy and ‘eclectic’ psychotherapy. In this section I will discuss only the former. Standard (or orthodox) psychoanalysis is a lengthier form of treatment than most other forms of psychotherapy, lasting two years or more on average. It involves systematic use of free association, interpretation and transference neurosis, and normally has as its goal the uncovering and resolution of the major emotional problems thought to originate in the patient’s childhood (White, 1956, p. 322).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHans Eysenck
Subtitle of host publicationConsensus and Controversy
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781135389710
ISBN (Print)020321479X, 9781138975804
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)


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