is a method to get to the root cause of a patient's current behavior
based on Freud's most famous psychoanalysis model ego and the superego.
believed that conflicting psychic forces struggle for supremacy, and
behavior represents a compromise between these forces.
proposed that persons have inborn sexual drives and instincts.
defenses are constructed by the personality to keep these instincts
forces determine behavior.
on psychoanalysis, if you can recall a painful experience and apply
that memory to a current situation, you could possibly 'cure' yourself