Psychoanalytic, Adlerian, and Existential Therapy

Respond to all of the following questions related to Psychoanalytic, Adlerian, and Existential Therapy. Make sure to reply to 2 other posts and consult and list an outside resource (see grading rubric below).

1. Select one of the defense mechanisms and provide a description and a specific example the the defense mechanism being used. You can apply this to your self or someone that you know.

2. Compare your own family experience with Adler’s view on birth order. Is your experience consistent regarding his take on sibling relationship and birth position? Provide support for your response as to why or why not.


3. According to the text, "Existential Therapy places central prominence on the person-to-person relationship. It assumes that client growth occurs through this genuine encounter. It is not the techniques a therapist uses that makes a therapeutic difference; rather it is the quality of that client-therapist relationship that heals" (p. 157).

<!–[if !supportLists]–>? <!–[endif]–> Question: What is your reaction related to this notion? Make sure to support your opinion with information from the textbook reading or other referenced sources..

<!–[if !supportLists]–>? <!–[endif]–> If you viewed the video, Good Will Hunting what role did you think the relationship between Will and his therapist play with respect to Will’s progress in treatment?


Psychoanalytic, Adlerian, and Existential Therapy