chapter  17
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Psychodynamic models of therapy

ByMark B. Andersen

Nietzsche’s epigram, written before Freud first used the term “repression,” is a near-perfect poetic description of that defense mechanism. Many prototypes of Freudian concepts (e.g., id, ego, superego, the unconscious, repression, sublimation) can be found in Nietzsche’s work, and he had a substantial influence on Freud and other psychodynamic theorists and practitioners (e.g., Carl Jung, Alfred Adler).