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    Psychodynamic Analysis and Cognitive Behavioral Theory: Two Different Views of One Case Study

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    This 10 page paper provides an overview of two distinctly different approaches to managing one example case study: the psychodynamic analysis and cognitive behavioral theory. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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    There are distinct differences, though, in these two therapeutic perspectives, and assessing both of them relative to a particular case study provides a basis for understanding these differences. This  paper is based on a case study of "Richard," a 44 year old man who has been referred to a counseling situation by his primary care physician because of the  physicians belief that he has a substantial drinking problem. Richards initial resistance to the belief that he has a drinking problem led him to assess himself as "depressed," but  referrals led to the clinical setting, in which both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral theory were applied to a view of Richard and his drinking problem. Psychodynamic Analysis The  application of psychodynamic analysis in Richards case provides some interesting insight into his views on self and the characteristics that influence his behaviors and self-perception. The basic premise of  psychodynamic analysis stems from the developments of Sigmund Freud and the creation of his talking model for evaluating psychological stability and personal perspective. While other theorists went on to  develop listening models that incorporated a group perspective, Freud defined his psychoanalysis through the relationship and interaction between a therapist and a patient. Freud recognized that the information related  within the scope of this relationship commonly provided substantive information about the emotional status of the individual. Richards mental health and emotional status were initially assessed because of  his exhibiting of impulsive binge drinking behaviors, that Richard linked to the desire for avoidance and feelings of loneliness. Richard noted feelings of instability and concern for his individuals  relationships and his sometimes reactionary nature, all of which suggested that Richard has substantial changes in mood that were problematic to daily functioning. The use of the psychodynamic perspective 

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