Patients learning how to interpret and cope with the innermost thoughts of their mind and subconscious will often seek the help of a psychotherapist.   Psychotherapy treatment helps to analyze the ego, Id, and the super ego. Several approaches to this type of analysis are available, which can include the behavior approach, biomedical approach, the cognitive approach, the humanistic-existential approach, and the psychodynamic approach.
The behavioral approach centers its focus on conditioning, which will assist the patient in dealing with his or her psychological ailment. Methods often used by psychotherapists include biofeedback to address the issues, aversive conditioning, operant conditioning, and these methods allow the patient by the process of trial and error, to change his or her habits and ways of thinking.
The biomedical approach allows the therapist to have greater control over the therapy session and expresses what he or she believes to be in the best interest for the individual in analysis. The type of therapy the psychotherapist believes to be in the best interest of the patient and the most beneficial treatment for the patient is expressed. Helpful in the use of the biomedical approach often includes electro convulsive therapy and drug therapy.
The focus of the cognitive approach relies on assisting the patient to change his or her way of thinking, allowing the individual to overcome the problems he or she is facing. Teaching the patient to think positively will help the individual to overcome issues brought about by everyday life.
The humanistic-existential approach is patient-centered therapy, based on the Gestalt method. Because this method does not focus on the past, it remains somewhat different from the psychodynamic approach.
The psychodynamic approach involves a one-on-one audience between he patient and therapist. Hour long sessions are the norm and treatment length can last as short as three months, and as long as two...