MH@H Insights into Psychology: Defense mechanisms - time to get a little Freudian

What is… a defense mechanism

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term: defense mechanisms The concept of defense mechanisms was originally proposed by Sigmund Freud.  They're strategies that are used unconsciously in order to protect the ego when faced with uncomfortable feelings. A number of defense mechanisms have been identified … Continue reading What is… a defense mechanism

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Mental Health @ Home Insights Into Psychiatry: Transference and counter-transference

What is… transference & countertransference

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's terms: transference & countertransference The idea for this post came from Meg at Why does bad advice happen to good people? The concept of transference was first proposed by Sigmund Freud.  In therapy, it occurs when a client unconsciously … Continue reading What is… transference & countertransference

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