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Re: Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 fallsfall

Posted by Dinah on October 23, 2005, at 18:50:43

In reply to Re: Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 Tamar, posted by fallsfall on October 23, 2005, at 16:24:19

I've been reading your experience and wanting to comment, but I haven't really been sure how. My therapist isn't psycho-analytically oriented and I guess that makes his reactions different. He likes the different points of view, and often thinks Babblers are spot on. At any rate, we explore what you guys bring to the table.

He does get defensive if he feels criticized, or if he feels long term therapy in general has been criticized. But he gets over it.

He also enjoys our discussions about issues that other people bring up that I might not have. And they often springboard to my own topics, perhaps with a bit of nudging on his part.

I guess he figures that Babble is like everything else, more grist for the mill.

So while I intellectually grasp why more psychodynamically oriented therapists might disapprove, because I've read some literature to that effect, but I can't really grasp it because it's so foreign to my experience.

Which doesn't mean either approach is right or wrong, just different.

So maybe that's the crux of the issue. Why does either of you need to be not right? Can't both of you be right in your own ways, just different ways? And can you tolerate differences between you and your therapist? Not differences as in arguments, but differences in ways of thinking?

 

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