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Re: CBT is not very popular around here. Why?

Posted by Cecilia on May 17, 2009, at 2:53:37

In reply to Re: CBT is not very popular around here. Why? Kath, posted by SLS on May 16, 2009, at 5:51:06

I think a lot of people don't like CBT because as one poster wrote it's invalidating. The T gets to decide what's rational and the patient is supposed to believe it. Personally, I not only don't believe what some "expert" who's no expert on my life believes to be the truth, I don't even believe the shrink believes it either. (Though I may be wondering inside whether he thinks I'm stupid enough to believe it, and is laughing at me for being that stupid...)

Of course, I failed psychodynamic therapy too. Seven years worth of extremely expensive paid friendship. Constantly feared that she would abandon me and of course in the end she did.

Actually I don't think different types of therapy are really that different from each other. The CBT guys think CBT is so scientific, no transference. What planet are they from? Of course there's just as much transference. If you like your CBT T you'll try to believe what he believes, or pretend to, so he won't dump you. If you don't, you'll won't believe any of his so-called "rational" thoughts.





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