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Id
Freud used the word "id", the Latin form of "it" to refer to the impulses, desires and emotions that the conscious mind is not aware of but which largely influence us.
Identity Issues
As human beings we are made up of various aspects of identity which include things like race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender, gender identity, abilities and age.
Imago Therapy
Imago Therapy is based on the work of Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, authors of Getting the Love you Want.

It has been described as a gentle, respectful and highly effective method for helping couples to communicate safely and successfully.
Inauthenticity
Inauthenticity is the opposite side of authenticity, and it is authentic to be inauthentic at times because of the pressure of our own facticity and of The "They".
Individual
This word is often taken to mean a person who is not like anyone else, but in fact it means a great deal more than not being identical to the crowd.
Infidelity
Infidelity takes many forms, from actual sexual cheating to spending an unusual amount of time with a person not in the actual relationship(and usually of the same sex s the partner feeling that infidelity is occurring, to a general feeling of being neglected, to pornography and to rating as ' second-class' compared to others outside the main relationship.

There are often feelings of betrayal and abandonment, of unimportance and neglect, confusion, suspicion, distrust and despair.
Inner Child
Inspired by Transactional Analysis as first developed by Eric Berne, built upon in the recovery movement in the 1980s by John Bradshaw and others and further developed by Sol and Sidra Stone, Dr. Margaret Paul, John Rowan, etc., the "Inner Child / Inner Adult / Subpersonalities' approach deals with the many voices within our Self.
Inter-subjectivity
This hybrid approach attempts to bridge the gap between the intrapsychic and interpersonal schools of thought.
Interpersonal psychotherapy
Interpersonal theory largely concentrates on the things people do and say, and left unsaid and undone, between each other.
Interpretation
Interpretation is what the therapist does by offering a alternative and developmentally creative version of material offered by the client. Good interpretation spurs positive growth.
Intimacy Issues
Intimacy can be best described as the absence of fences or walls between one another; the paradox of freedom within commitment.
Intrapsychic
This term refers to the things that occur within our own psyches and often involves the social implications of these occurrences.
Introversion
In Jung's schema, the introvert is the person who derives psychic energy from ideas and values within, the opposite of the extrovert.
Isolation
See Social Isolation.
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