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Re: Has anyone ever gotten any help from a T like rskontos

Posted by Garnet71 on August 23, 2009, at 17:01:53

In reply to Re: Has anyone ever gotten any help from a T like pweil, posted by rskontos on August 23, 2009, at 16:18:27

Hi,

In shopping for a psychodynamic therapist, I noticed there are several approaches to the 'psychodynamic approach'. In other words, I think Ts have different methodss and styles.

For example, the one I was most comfortable with is warm and humanistic; he discloses things about himself here and there, talks, interprets--he has an eclectic approach, I believe. One I tried was very authoritarian, no self-disclosure, used aggressive techniques, very intense, used blank screen a lot, didn't talk much, but still spoke at times to address defenses or interpret...Still another didn't say anything-she just used that free floating technique similar to what you are describing.....etc.

Personally, I would not be comfortable with someone who didn't say much during each session; I prefer a more eclectic and humanistic approach. But it could be temporary-maybe he/she is trying to get a certain effect-and will later spend time talking/interpreting/relating? I'd ask about his/her future approaches to see what's coming.

It just seems well - blah - to not have any conversation or response each and every time...I wouldn't mind that method some of the time and can see how such techniques can be effective for some things. I would guess your T will eventually have to speak and interact with you and interpret, but it would be helpful to ask about his/her methods in advance since it's on your mind.

 

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