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Re: Psychotherapy vs Adler vs Cognitive judy1

Posted by terra miller on June 8, 2002, at 22:53:50

In reply to Psychotherapy vs Adler vs Cognitive, posted by judy1 on June 8, 2002, at 21:37:13

> For those familiar with all three- and when I say psychotherapy I think Freudian, Cognitive- restructuring thoughts and Adler more of a partnership; what would you consider the best approach for PTSD/DID/DD-NOS? Or eclectic therapy? Thanks, Judy

My opinion is all three. I think you have to develop a partnership (helpful esp. if part of your therapy has to do with not being given choices/having others' choices pushed on you). I also think you have to do bigtime cognitive therapy (ie: anywhere from being told this is now/that was then as well as relearning any fears related to PTSD). And I think the psychotherapy is essential (I absolutely hate transference discussions, even though they have always been valid. grrr.) My opinion is that you "can't" do effective PTSD/DID/DD-NOS therapy without psychotherapy and cognitive therapy. I think partnering is good, but I think of the three "approaches" that this would easily be the third only because I feel the first two are essential. I also believe there are times when it's appropriate to have a more educational approach where you learn and relearn how to think or act, but I don't think these should be the norm. What's necessary is trust building and emoting. You'd be surprised how much of the relearning you end up doing yourself without the use of the therapist when you concentrate on the work to be done dealing with the issues that caused the PTSD/DD in the first place (psychotherapy.)





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