The Theory of Psychodynamic Therapy
Topics such as personality and its components (such as the ego), dream interpretations, archetypes and myths (similar to narrative therapy), and spirituality may be explored. Your therapist may use creativity-based psychodynamic techniques that help express feelings and emotions through art, music, or dance. Your experience of psychodynamic therapy will include focusing on the expression of self, exploring defense mechanisms that create avoidance of dealing with distressing thoughts and feelings, identifying recurring themes and patterns, and talking about past experiences. Psychodynamic therapy can be helpful in helping people improve relationships, understand emotions, and identify ways in their lives.