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When did freud fall out of favor?
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Not really out
Once, the only psychological treatment was psychoanalysis.
Many of freud's students then formed their own approaches, some prominent today (jung) others long gone (rank). But out of the original psychoanalytic movement emerged most of the psychological therapies we know today, in addition to psychoanalysis proper. So classical freudian treatment slowly became a minority approach.

In brief: Not really out
Once, the only psychological treatment was psychoanalysis.
Many of freud's students then formed their own approaches, some prominent today (jung) others long gone (rank). But out of the original psychoanalytic movement emerged most of the psychological therapies we know today, in addition to psychoanalysis proper. So classical freudian treatment slowly became a minority approach.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Freud's alive & well
It appears that cognitive-behavioral therapy is the treatment approach of choice for many psychotherapists.
According to a professional endorsement study by norcross & karpiaka (2012), in 2010, the cognitive orientation was most popular (31%), followed by eclecticism/integration (22%). But, the third most popular approach was psychodynamic at 18%. So, contrary to popular belief freud is not dead.

In brief: Freud's alive & well
It appears that cognitive-behavioral therapy is the treatment approach of choice for many psychotherapists.
According to a professional endorsement study by norcross & karpiaka (2012), in 2010, the cognitive orientation was most popular (31%), followed by eclecticism/integration (22%). But, the third most popular approach was psychodynamic at 18%. So, contrary to popular belief freud is not dead.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
And CBT practitioners are using many of Freud's precepts in their work, even if they don't recognize it.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Still honored
For all his wild imagination, lack of scientific rigor, and unhealthy focus on the inner life and the past rather than outward behavior and the future, freud taught the rest of us doctors that people could benefit from talking and trying to understand themselves, discovering and changing self-destructive beliefs and behaviors.
Two cheers for him, even today.

In brief: Still honored
For all his wild imagination, lack of scientific rigor, and unhealthy focus on the inner life and the past rather than outward behavior and the future, freud taught the rest of us doctors that people could benefit from talking and trying to understand themselves, discovering and changing self-destructive beliefs and behaviors.
Two cheers for him, even today.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Freud actually held "outward behavior" as very important. He wrote many papers about "acting out," for instance. The difference was that for Freud, our outward behavior is driven by inner [unconscious] processes which can only be "seen" through that outward behavior! (By analogy, we cannot see wind but we can tell that it's blowing by its effects.) Even cognitive behavioral therapy is, at its heart, based on this -- but it focuses on irrational thoughts associated with negative emotions. Not all these thoughts are conscious. In fact, the majority of what "drives" is is not conscious at all. CBT attempts to help people discover and correct their own thought distortions so that they can live with more ease. Psychoanalysis is a much more encompassing process whose aim is similar, yet even more transformative.
Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Freud
Not entirely out of favor, as we would not be where we are now without him. However, in the 60's, aaron t.
Beck, md and his group discovered that, in opposition to freud, thoughts, not feelings, could produce psychological changes in people and successfully treat depression and anxiety. Beck's work in cbt is the most widely used therapeutic technique today.

In brief: Freud
Not entirely out of favor, as we would not be where we are now without him. However, in the 60's, aaron t.
Beck, md and his group discovered that, in opposition to freud, thoughts, not feelings, could produce psychological changes in people and successfully treat depression and anxiety. Beck's work in cbt is the most widely used therapeutic technique today.
Dr. Richard Levenson
Dr. Richard Levenson
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