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Re: How many types of psychotherapy are there?

Posted by baseball55 on December 18, 2017, at 18:09:08

In reply to Re: How many types of psychotherapy are there? baseball55, posted by alexandra_k on December 18, 2017, at 0:15:39

I looked up IPT also. Apparently, the idea is that the patient will form an attachment to the therapist and, through that, explore ways in which interpersonal relationships cause them pain. In 8-12 weeks.

So, like I guessed, dynamic therapy condensed to a few visits. I'm sure insurance companies love it. But developing strong enough attachments to a therapist, developing mutual trust, using that bond and trust to explore painful interpersonal issues is, in my experience, something that takes years. I have no respect at all for the therapists who sell this snake oil to insurance companies. Psychiatrists since Freud have understood that transference attachments can be hard to form and harder to break. Sure, you don't need 20 years of 3-5 weekly lying on a couch to deal with it - but less than a year or two (or more)?

Then some entrepreneurial therapist come along and promise insurance companies they can make this all happen in 2-3 months.


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