Basic schools of psychotherapy

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Psychodynamic therapy[edit | edit source]

  • months to years
  • understand and cope better with feelings by talking about experiences
  • assumption: emotional problems are caused by unresolved, generally unconscious conflicts often stemming from childhood

Humanistic psychology[edit | edit source]

  • goes back to rogers (20th century, psychologist)
  • represents together with Abraham Maslow the humanistic psychology
  • Client oriented therapy: importance of personal choice

Logotherapy[edit | edit source]

  • the search for purpose and meaning
  • goes back to viktor frankl

CBT[edit | edit source]

  • Making links between behavior, cognition and affect