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The conduct of therapy using classic psychoanalysis. It is basically one-on-one interactions between therapist and client examining unconscious motives and conflicts as the relate to the determination of human behavior. One major goal is aiding the client in overcoming abnormal behavior and adjustment to the problems of living.

PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY: "Psychoanalytical psychotherapy allowed Julian to come to grips with the hidden conflicts he had with his brothers."

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