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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).
> 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

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.





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