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

Re: Update on pdoc situation (longish, sorry)

Posted by gardenergirl on September 6, 2004, at 21:00:02

In reply to Re: Update on pdoc situation (longish, sorry) gardenergirl, posted by Dinah on September 6, 2004, at 10:11:35

> I'm glad it went so much better this time! And good for you for speaking up. :)
Thanks.

>
> It sounds like it's been a heck of a month. And you've been so stoic! I'd have been whining like heck. So you're going to stay where you are, meds-wise? Nardil at the dose you started?

I don't feel like I was stoic, but I suppose I did my whining in private or via IM and email. It did occur to me later..why didn't I post on this? But when I get depressed, I post less and less. Still read, but post less. Part of the ostrich withdrawal, I guess. Yeah, I'm at the moderate dose of Nardil I was at when I first saw her. Makes the whole month kind of aggravating. If I had never gone to see her, I'd have been fine! :)
>
> It wouldn't surprise me at all if there were some connection between the time you called her and your therapist's absence.

Yeah, my T was almost amused by this..."You mean you called her the SAME DAY we had our last session? RIGHT AFTER? And you say there is no connection?" Yeah yeah yeah.... I honestly never thought about it. Just was pleased with myself for finally getting the nerve to get around to it.

> Perhaps she it is her experience that first time clients need a "hook" to keep them tuned in and coming back. Shock therapy. And when you let her know it wasn't helpful, she changed tack. That way she wouldn't be a pod person either time. (And as you told her, to some extent it worked.)

Could be. Or maybe she was just struck by all the ways I do act more dependent. We hadn't gotten into the why's as much--the I come by it honestly thing. I know it really helps me to view it from that aspect so I don't get so self-critical. Perhaps she needs that for empathy, too? But maybe it's a hook. But wow, dangerous one. You don't want to drive them away! :)

And I really don't think she's a pod person. Funny though, she had just broken her toe that morning. Maybe she was just in pain....

Thanks for input.
gg

 

Thread

 

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
dr-bob.org www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for
in

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

poster:gardenergirl thread:373917
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/psycho/20040905/msgs/387352.html