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Re: CBT Maxime

Posted by Phoenix1 on January 4, 2008, at 18:45:32

In reply to Re: CBT Phoenix1, posted by Maxime on January 4, 2008, at 17:50:47

> 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).
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> Maxime
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> > Hi All,
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> > 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?
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> > On the other hand CBT is the most researched form of therapy, and combined with meds, is the gold standard treatment for depression.
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> > 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...
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Hi Maxime,

Thanks for the response. I'm not familiar with DBT, but will look it up. The guy I'm seeing does CBT and IPT. Not really sure what IPT is either. I guess I'll give it at least one or two sessions to see how it goes, and to see if I "click" with the therapist.

Phoenix1


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