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Posted by Elizabeth on January 19, 1999, at 22:23:32

In reply to Re: Answering questions, posted by Danielle on January 17, 1999, at 16:21:56

Is it just me, or are there too many quotes in this thread? Anyway....

All psychoanalysts have undergone their own analysis - it's a required part of their training (or possibly a form of hazing). A lot of other psychiatrists and psychologists have been on the receiving end of psychotherapy too, either for educational purposes (e.g., during residency), or for personal reasons. As for couches, they're great, but hardly anyone uses them anymore. :( (Not that I think psychoanalysis is all that useful, I just like couches.)

I think you're right that psychotherapists and biologically-oriented psychiatrists too often have an adversarial relationship, as if they feel like they have to compete with one another. I'm not a big fan of psychotherapy personally, but I do try to be fair and not to wear the implicit sneer that I sometimes detect when I hear people talking about the problems with talking therapies (hmm, wouldn't it be funny if Dr. Klein were reading this?).

About the anonymity thing, there's been ongoing flamage on about this, but I think the issue there was a little different (the person posting anonymously was giving very unsound advice and insulting those who disagreed with him/her). A thought I have is that a nice thing about the internet is that it's *not* real can do things a little differently. If we demand that a person's gender be public information, we might as well demand that everybody be totally open about whether they've been boffing the interns (or the residents :-).




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