Posted by Dinah on April 24, 2005, at 22:02:49
In reply to Re: I'd love to be a therapist in theory » Dinah, posted by alexandra_k on April 24, 2005, at 21:09:22
I think the only way I'd learn pure psychoanalytic theory is with someone explaining it to me in the places I get stuck. Reading just doesn't do it.
Reading about CBT, especially the B part, tends to annoy me. It seems like they've missed some vital part of humanity with behavior modification. But other parts of it are useful, and I suppose we all need to sit down and figure out when we're distorting sometimes.
I like learning about the interpersonal relational therapies best - short of pure Freudian or Jungian analytic. I just have a hard time believing I'm all *that* complex. :) If I feel that CBT reduces me to something a bit less than human, I feel that analytic therapy gives me waaaay too much credit. But Yalom or Kottler, now that seems juuuust right.
Which is not to say I wouldn't like to learn Freud or Jung. I'd just need a lot of help.
If you ever want to revive the old PB book club, with psychology as a topic, let me know. I think I'd enjoy reading the harder stuff with people who are a bit or more than a bit smarter than I am.