Insight Therapy

By Gillian Fournier

Also known as psychodynamic psychotherapy, insight therapy is a technique whish assumes that a person’s behavior, thoughts, and emotions become disordered as a result of the individual’s lack of understanding as to what motivates him or her, such as unresolved old conflicts or beliefs. The idea behind this therapy is that the therapist will help the client become more aware of themself and therefore the client can go on to live a more full life.

Example: A clinician trained in insight therapy helps his client to realize and break free of undesirable old patterns by examining how the man has reacted to certain situations in the past.

Here is a good article on Insight Therapy: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1253004/insight_therapy_treatment.html


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 2 Aug 2010