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Re: CBT questions

Posted by fires on June 6, 2004, at 18:15:47

In reply to Re: CBT questions, posted by lucy stone on June 6, 2004, at 15:29:03

About fairness: Go ahead and post a link to an analytical group that is critical of CBT, and everything will be "even".

If Psychoan. works for you who am I to say otherwise. BUT :), Have you considered that the mere passage of time, may have helped you. Also, in analysis for over 3 years! My goodness. I had psychotherapy before, but couldn't possibly foresee staying in it for 3 years.

I live in Southern Calif., and except for wealthy patients, psychoanalysis is not economically feasible for most. I've only see them mentioned in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, and catering to the rich and famous -- especially movie stars.

I checked the referral list at the Southern California Psychoanalytic Society web site, and found only 38 psychoanalysts listed , and 2 were in the Phoenix/Glendale AZ area.. All were located in very upscale communities.

This is one of my longest posts (ever). I'm fascinated by your description of your taliking about dreams. Did the talking about the dream about drowning in deep water relieve any of your symptoms? I'm curious what talking about a dream does to change one's mood and or behavior(s). I just don't get it -- probably never will, which is probably why I found most psychotherapy not only useless, but somewhat harmful: it delayed proper pharmacological treatment and it left me feeling like I had "failed" therapy. Imagine the consequences and ramifications on one's psyche when one feels one has "failed" therapy!!!

Just one more comment: 6 weeks on Parnate(and then staying on it for 15 years) did more for me than many years of off and on therapy with several different therapists.





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