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

Posted by Dinah on May 17, 2009, at 8:42:24

In reply to Re: CBT is not very popular around here. Why?, posted by Cecilia on May 17, 2009, at 2:53:37

> 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.


My therapist says this. Well, he says positive transference in the initial stage of therapy helps a client accept what a therapist is saying. Or something like that.

The funny thing was that I didn't believe my therapist's so-called rational thoughts at first. But over time, in part because I liked and respected him enough to listen to him, I grew to see that he was at least partially right.

I don't think CBT or any other type of therapy is inherently wrong. I got a lot from my CBT training eventually. I think the problem comes from therapist rigidity and lack of skills. Even CBT therapists ought to be trained in the dynamics of the therapy relationship and its permutations. And I think the best of therapists assess each client and tailor their practices to best suit their needs.

Hmmm... I do think of the CBT part as training, and the interpersonal part of it as therapy.




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