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Re: Right now I'm reading

Posted by Daisym on June 4, 2008, at 1:19:10

In reply to Right now I'm reading, posted by Dinah on June 3, 2008, at 13:37:57

I just finished "Love and death in Psychotherapy." -- I pretty much hated it. It was a required reading book but I'm going to suggest that they replace it with "A General Theory of Love."

I think what I objected to the most was the author's use of "false" love and "real" love - both on the part of the client and the therapist. He really has a problem with any bending of the theraputic frame - definitely NOT attachment theory and technique. He thinks it is seductive to allow a client to make a schedule change due to that client's need. To be fair, he holds the therapist to the same standard.

His writing is thick and hard to wade through. The back cover cracked me up - something about "clear and concise" and for anyone who wanted new ideas to deal with this "most distressing" event (love that is). Even his statistics show that he goes against what most therapist believe.

The one piece that was interesting was the discussion of death anxiety and how it rarely gets talked about but is often a layer in discussions.

I wouldn't recommend the book though. One piece was not enough...




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