Comparing Developmental Models: Freud and Mahler
Write a two to three-page paper (excluding APA title page and reference pages), comparing Freud, Mahler, and Adler. Compare and contrast the developmental models of Freud and Mahler; then, contrast these two developmental theories to Adler’s theory. Be sure to also address the following:
- A brief description of each theory. Which perspective appeals to you more, and why?
- What are some ways that the Adlerian approach can be applied to group counseling? What are some advantages of using a group format with this approach?
- What concepts from these psychoanalytic approaches do you see as being potentially useful in your work as a nurse psychotherapist? Describe.