Relational Psychoanalysis is a type of therapeutic intervention of a psychodynamic nature that focuses on our relationships with others. The main therapeutic objective is to alleviate psychic suffering and promote emotional development.
Relational Psychoanalysis adheres to the following principles:
- It’s important that satisfactory relationships are established and maintained with those around us in order to foster emotional well-being.
- Stress and emotional agitation are often the result of past relational experiences, and these concerns can inhibit the self, preventing it from fully expressing itself.
- The relational therapist provides an atmosphere of empathy and attention in order to obtain a full disclosure of the experiences and events that affect the person seeking treatment, as well as the consequences they have had both at a relational and social level.
- Therapist and patient work together to forge a strong, collaborative, and secure relationship that can be used as a model for future relationships that the patient wishes to develop outside of the therapeutical context.
Ana Clara Rodrigo Torres