DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY (INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP)AT THE VERUS BONIFATIUS CLINIC
WHAT IS DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY THERAPY?
Depth psychology or depth-psychologically based therapy encompasses the methods of psychotherapy that are based on psychoanalysis and include further developments of this. Our therapists try to work through repressed – or unnoticed – conflicts from the past together with the patients and thus solve psychological problems or burdens. At the Verus Bonifatius Clinic you have the option of choosing between the form of individual and group therapies.
WHEN IS DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY THERAPY CARRIED OUT?
Depth psychological therapy can be used for various mental disorders – for example, anxiety disorders, depression or personality disorders. Post-traumatic stress disorders can also be treated with the help of depth psychological therapy. Here it is of great importance that those affected are willing to acknowledge the experiences from the past as the reason for the symptoms. Since therapy is based on processing the patient’s past, they must also be willing to work through it. In depth psychology therapy, our therapists do not give the person instructions or other suggestions for their actions. Patients should also be aware of this before starting therapy.
HOW DID DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY THERAPY COME INTO BEING?
Based on the assumption that depth psychological processes run undetected in the human consciousness, Sigmund Freud began to use the term depth psychology in 1913. The main reason for this was to distinguish the history of ideas of this concept from the concept – predominant in scientific psychology – of consciousness psychology. While the basic assumptions and insights from the 20th century are often associated with the concept of psychoanalysis, depth psychology therapy often refers to the combination of both approaches – the Traditional and Modern Methods of psychotherapy.
EVIDENCE OF DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY THERAPY
The healing effect of depth psychology therapy is scientifically proven, especially for psychological disorders such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and personality disorders. However, it should also be noted in depth psychological therapy that the confrontation with the emotions and events of the past is very intense. Therefore, the successes of depth psychological therapy can be all the more evident if those affected regularly take time – after the sessions – to process and accept what has been discussed.