Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic

Claire, Jamison, Jamison, Chase

Definition of Theory

The definition of personality organization and the dynamics of personality development that underlie and guide the psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy, called psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology.

Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic

Principle Contributor

Sigmund Freud- Austrian neurologist who was the father of psychotherapist


Carl Jung- Swiss psychotherapist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology


Alfred Adler- Austrian medical doctor, psychotherapist, and founder of the school of individual psychology

Subject Matter

-childhood experience

-traumatic events

Basic Premise

-inherited personalities

-development through childhood

-human attitude

-mannerism

-experiences