This method of psychotherapy evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis
and is based on the same theories that the treatment works by bringing the unconscious
awareness, achieving insight, resolving neurotic conflict
, and working through resistance
and the transference among others. However, this method, which is often considered standard or at least traditional among many psychiatrists
, may involve a shorter course of less frequent sessions and no psychoanalytic couch. The psychotherapist usually faces the sitting patient.