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Re: CBT questions

Posted by lucy stone on June 6, 2004, at 15:29:03

In reply to Re: CBT questions, posted by fires on June 6, 2004, at 12:55:36

I find it interesting that in your original post you stated that you did not want critiques of CBT by psychoanalysts or psychoanalytic orginizations, yet you posted a link to a site critical of analytic therapy. Not really fair, IMO. When I was considering analysis I did alot of research and I did run across the site you posted. It critiques classical Freudian anyalsis which is very rare these days. Modern analysis is much different from what Freud did! I did therapy with my T for about 9 months before we gradually increased the number of sessions and moved into analysis. What we do in analysis is not much different from what we did in therapy, it is more a difference in frequency and intensity. I go four times per week and I do lie on a couch although I don't have to. I could sit in a chair if that was best for me. I like the couch because it lets me focus totally on my internal world. When things are very intense I also cover my eyes because even looking at the ceiling too distracting. My T and I talk a lot and my sessions are not totally free association. We do associate around dreams but he doesn't really intrepret them. It is more my finding out what they mean with his help. For example, I once dreamed that he was pulling me out of deep water. We talked about it, and I decided that it meant that he was rescuing me from the difficulties in my life. I don't know if that was what the dream *meant* or if associating around the dream clarified by thoughts. I have been in analysis for a little over 3 years, and I am happier, less depressed, have a better marriage, yell a whole lot less at my kids, have stopped the bulimia I had for 20 years, and have less desire to drive into trees. That's a lot of improvement in my life. It's the right approach for me.




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