Developmental analytical psychotherapy is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on the development of personality, emotions and social functions, understanding that people are not fully aware of their behaviour and experience and that this unconscious part often causes us problems. Basseches (2016) states that that we strive for a structural difference between less developed and more developed parts of the personality organization. Developmental analytical psychotherapy encourages, through relationships and specific psychotherapeutic techniques, further and appropriate permanent development of the personality towards healthy individuality and social inclusion of a young person or a child. Praper (1999) says that that the developmental process paradigm redirects the treatment into techniques that help individuals or groups to develop those potentials of the psychic apparatus that contribute to the better functioning of the adaptation mechanisms, and redirects the development process into a positive spiral.
We take into account contemporary analytical psychotherapeutic, developmental, psychological-neurological, linking, interpersonal, traumatic and other knowledge. Due to the advancement in neurological science, neuropsychology has become increasingly important and through real evidence it confirms the claims about the usefulness of psychotherapy, the psychological development process, and brain changes in the psychotherapy process (taken from Schore, 2015; Hart, 2011; Cozolino, 2017).
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Cozolino, L. J. (2017). The neuroscience of psychotherapy: Healing the social brain. New York: W.W. Norton& Company.
Hart, S. (2011). Theimpact of attachment: Developmental neuroaffective psychology. New York: W.W Norton& Company.
Schore, A. N. (2015). Affect regulation and the origin of the self: The neurobiology of emotional development. London: Routledge.
Praper, P. (1999). Razvojna analitična psihoterapija. Ljubljana: Inštitut za klinično psihologijo.