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

Re: amazingly strong! JenStar starlight

Posted by pegasus on August 4, 2004, at 17:33:25

In reply to Re: amazingly strong! JenStar, posted by starlight on August 4, 2004, at 14:22:55

> I agree with you about the tendency towards ultra-reliance on therapists and feel that some therapists cultivate that. Maybe because it makes them feel good about themselves.

Well, there are probably therapists who cultivate dependence because it makes them feel good. But it *is* against the codes of ethics of all therapy-related professional organizations.

A lot of therapists believe that it is therapeutic for the clients to learn to depend on their therapist. This is a cornerstone of many theoretical orientations. It is thought to lead to "corrective emotional experiences" (in the terms of one theoretical orientation). The idea is that depending on your therapist will have a positive outcome (we hope), so that it can contrast to the negative outcomes dependence has led to in the history of so many people who are in therapy.





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:pegasus thread:372818