A psychoanalyst interacts with individuals to initiate change in the patient’s behavior, feelings, and thoughtsthrough adaptation. A psychoanalyst offers treatment or management in individual and group settings. A licensed psychoanalyst obtains a master’s degree or doctorate in a specific mental health field, undertakes a supervised clinical residency, and is certified, registered or licensed by a psychological agency or government to which they are accountable.
Psychoanalyst fields of expertise
Clinical social workers
Registered psychiatric nurses
In some states the following may practice psychotherapy without a license:
alcohol and drug counselors
Moreover, in other states, a person with a master’s degree in psychology or education may also practice psychotherapy or psychoanalysis without a license.
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Psychoanalysts use the following approaches to treat several psychological situations and conditions:
controlled exposure with response prevention
motivational enhancement therapy
cognitive behavioral therapy
Interactive group therapy (e.g., family therapy)