Psycho-Babble Psychology | about psychological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Thanks for the responses everyone...

Posted by widget on August 25, 2007, at 7:04:13

In reply to Thanks for the responses everyone..., posted by MIchael83 on August 24, 2007, at 23:50:09

I just read your question and am fascinated by the range of responses you have received. My psychiatrist does real psychotherapy and is also very capable in the medical/psychopharmecutical area. My previous psychiatrist was the same. That said, they seem to be the exceptions where I live (middle of the country) and I would imagine it is different on either coast. My psychiatrist explained that some training programs often ignore psychotherapy training for doctors and focus on medication. He feels this is creating a huge number of fellow psychiatrists without much of a clue as to how to talk to patient. I agree. I think it is time for psychiatry to reclaim psychotherapy/analysis. My psychiatrist is went through his own analysis and went to an institution with a heavy emphasis on in-depth therapy. He uses dream analysis at length and it has helped me amazingly to get to the unconscious level which is well hidden. I think its the only way to go if you can get so lucky.

Otherwise, use a well trained psychologist or even therapeutic social worker (although my experience with the lisenced social worker could only take me so far and focused on more situational problems.) This is a tough area. I usually feel best about a referral from another patient. There's lots of choices out there. Be sure you ask all the questions during your in-take interview as there may be "deal breakers" if the candidate for therapist is not adept at dealing with certain types of therapy. Remember, you are also interviewing them. Good luck!




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Psychology | Framed

poster:widget thread:778231