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my T's bargain with me

Posted by crushedout on June 3, 2004, at 21:46:00

In reply to Re: the frustration continues terrics, posted by crushedout on June 3, 2004, at 21:35:24


So, y'all know how I've been wanting a third session with my T for, like, ever and she's for some reason given me the runaround about it? Even though we used to do three and then after the CD debacle she suggested we go back to two and I stupidly agreed? Remember?

OK, so today she offered me a "deal": If I do my DBT homework every week sincerely and with effort and then spend the first 15 minutes of my Thursday session talking about the skills with her, then I get to have a third session the following week. Each week it will be at a different time and it will always be conditional on me doing the DBT stuff. (She said this makes the third session "worth it" for her. Weird choice of words.)

Aside: Alright I feel bad because I think I'm making my T sound bad again and I was trying not to do that.

Anyway, here's what I think: Of course I'm gonna agree to that! I mean, I want this third session so badly!

But here's what else I think: 15 minutes???? per week??? is that really enough time to do DBT?

And I feel sort of like I'm being treated like a child or a dog or something with the reward system she's using. I dunno. It's just making me feel kind of funny. But I'm not mad or anything. I'm just not sure what to make of it. I'm psyched because I have three sessions next week (since we spent 15 min. on DBT today).

Any thoughts out there?


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