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Re: CBT Phoenix1

Posted by Maxime on January 4, 2008, at 17:50:47

In reply to CBT, posted by Phoenix1 on January 4, 2008, at 16:47:51

What are the symptoms you want to treat? Would DBT be more helpful? If not then CBT can be done without losing empathy. I have had it and it was really excellent. The psychologist I had showed her empathy when I had to do "homework" and I really didn't what thought I should replace with another (knew I was feeling anger but didn't know how to get out it by feeling something else. Changing my reaction).

Maxime


> Hi All,
>
> So I'm starting CBT next week because my pdoc has asked me very nicely to give it a try. I have serious misgivings about CBT. My university background is psychology, and from what I remember, CBT reminds me a little of dog training. There doesn't seem to be much empathy. And any causal factors are ignored and not really factored in. Am I making any wrong assumptions?
>
> On the other hand CBT is the most researched form of therapy, and combined with meds, is the gold standard treatment for depression.
>
> Can anyone help me? Should I not do the CBT and look for something else? What else is there these days? I know I don't want 10 years of psychoanalysis either, but I think there are issues from my past that have led to my current situation. Arghh.. Confused...
>
> Phoenix1

 

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