Posted by Daisym on March 27, 2007, at 1:06:41
In reply to Re: Dinah » Honore, posted by gazo on March 26, 2007, at 15:29:42
We work with a set of principles in my work that include believing (trying to believe?) that other professionals are doing the best they can motivated by a wish to help. It is hard to embrace this sometimes.
I think there is so much "crud" out there about what therapy is, what therapist's do, etc. that we all end up suspicious. I think it is human nature to feel foolish when manipulated so we are on guard against such things.
I'm like Dinah. I usually ask if I want to know something about what my therapist is doing. He is willing to debate technique or talk theory sometimes. He will tease me about doing it right, particularly since I'm studying attachment theory, etc.
I guess it is like all things, personality is a big factor in compatibility.