Psychodynamic therapy is also known as insight-oriented therapy, is primarily used to treat depression and other serious psychological disorders, especially in those who have lost meaning in their lives and have difficulty forming or maintaining personal relationships. It mainly focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in a persons present behavior. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are a clients self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behavior. It relies on the interpersonal relationship between client and therapist more than other forms of depth psychology.
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