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Re: Oooh, that leads to a DO Dinah

Posted by simcha on December 6, 2004, at 23:46:55

In reply to Oooh, that leads to a DO, posted by Dinah on December 6, 2004, at 19:32:34


All I say is go! Read, watch, and learn. Many of us who are becoming therapists started in the client's chair. I truly believe that those of us who have walked through fire and know what it is like and have made progress make the best therapists.

Who knows? Maybe you might be starting an MA degree in the near future. I say, go for it! We need educated consumers in this field. Heck, doctors try to educate people about their physical syndroms. It only makes sense that we therapists should expect that our clients educate themselves.

I know that some therapists find an educated client a threat. That shows me that the therapist has some work to do on him or herself, in my humble opinion.

I go to therapy every week. I take my meds. I will never stop going to therapy so long as I see clients. My clients are like mirrors sometimes showing me parts of my psyche that I did not know needed work. I think that a therapist who is not willing to do self work is not a very good therapist. There would be too much projective identification in the room if I did not sort things out with my therapists and collaborate with other professionals.





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