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An American psychoanalyst Erich Fromm was born on March 23 1900 in Frankfort Germany Fromm was educated at the Universities of Heidelberg and Munich as well as The Psychoanalytic Institute in Berlin He received his PhD from Heidlberg in 1922 As a result of all the turmoil in Germany Fromms immigrated to the states in 1934 Hitlers reign to power was strong and Fromm was aware of his pursuit Fromm was a very intelligent man and was extremely conscious of the fact that his odds in the field of psychology during this time were very slim When he immigrated to the United States he studied psychoanalysis and lectured at various institutions including Bennington College New York University also teaching at Columbia Yale Michigan State University and the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry Eventually Fromm moved to Mexico in 1950 Fromm was a psychoanalyst which is a psychologist who has received additional specialized training in psychoanalyst theory and practice In order to become a psychoanalyst you must study 16 years of college in that field Sigmun Freud developed a technique to uncover the unconscious called psychoanalysis Psychoanalysis is a technique which Fromm used as therapy This is a technique in which a patient lies on a couch and recounts dreams and says whatever comes to mind this helps uncover the unconscious Freud developed this technique of therapy because he believed that dreams represent our wishes and that they can reveal the motives guiding our behavior motives of which we are often unaware of This process is also known as free association A psychoanalyst technique that encourages the patient to talk with out inhibition about whatever thoughts or fantasy came to mind Psychoanalysis is the belief that anxiety and other problems are symptoms of inner conflicts dating back to childhood Psychoanalysis is designed to bring these hidden feelings to conscious awareness consequently that individual can understand them with increased clarity Fromm
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