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Re: Magic Moment - very long RealMe

Posted by Dinah on September 7, 2007, at 12:10:18

In reply to Re: Magic Moment - very long Dinah, posted by RealMe on September 6, 2007, at 17:08:53

> You are probably right; most would not know how to handle it as it is not discussed in school per se. I know we talked about how to handle it in my posdoc training, but then this was a psychoanalytic institution. Maybe others think if they keep it very brief, it won't happen. Fat chance.
> RealMe
> (OzLand)

The "I don't DO transference" school of thought. As if "transference" isn't a fairly normal part of many human interactions, even if you don't call it that.

I think it's that way with all professions really. College teaches the theory, and you're supposed to apply the theory to the hands on work. The difference is that where there's a work product there is a de facto very very long training period. Even as you move up the chain, your end product is out there to view, and you get lots of feedback and guidance. But in therapy, even with supervision and internship, most of the "product" is out of view. The internship and supervision is of shorter duration. And I'd think there would be a greater temptation to spin your activities to your supervisor, since the product really isn't in such plain view.

Add to that the many paths to becoming a therapist, each with its own training...

I've often jokingly said that therapists in training should be required to read Babble and In Session. But I'm not sure it's really funny. I think informed and interested consumers could add a lot to education.




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