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Posted by badhaircut on June 14, 2005, at 9:54:26

In reply to Re: cant think of a header, posted by alexandra_k on June 14, 2005, at 7:46:31

(Footnote: What is ACC / ACC funding?)

The last time I few times I've seen mental professionals, I felt they were reaching around me to deal with a theoretical client or paper-file person, not seeing ME.

> I called her and told her I was spinning out. I don't know why. I don't know what I expected or wanted her to do. Bad move.

I know the feeling, but whatever it might've been "bad" for, I'm sure it was good for other things.

> And she started yelling
> Really yelling at me...

From this it sounds like she may not have a lot of interpersonal skills or therapeutic focus. Unless a client is brandishing a chair over her head, I think her yelling is not helpful or professional or respectful.

> Did I stabotage it?

"Stabotage:" I love that word! I hope you don't mind if I use it sometimes. :)

Anyway, it sounds like you showed up at the appointment, really showed up, and you weren't included in *her* process which was about being on the phone and getting forms about forms and wondering if people were stoned and carrying out orders (from the pdoc). In a certain sense, it sounds like there wasn't much going on therapeutically that you *could* stabotage.

> I should have been really trying to make a good impression.

What would that mean? Would it have helped? Seriously. Good impressions are for employment applications. Therapy is for showing up, which it seems you did and she didn't (in a therapeutic sense).

> i dont know whether to trust my judgment
> or whether my judgment is the problem

This is bad philosophy. A dog chasing its referential tail. The question must be set aside.

But I think Alexandra is a good philosopher. And we know that good philosophers hassle people. They hassle institutions. They walk out. They make demands and bad impressions. Therapists hate good philosophers unless the therapist is a good philosopher, too.

(This is rare.)

-bhc (mediocre philosopher)


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