Posts Tagged ‘Therapy’
My Life in Therapy, from the NYT Magazine, has Daphne Merkin recalling years spent in psychoanalysis.
Projection. Repression. Acting out. Defenses. Secondary compensation. Transference. Even in these quick-fix, medicated times, when people are more likely to look to Wellbutrin and life coaches than to the mystique-surrounded, intangible promise of psychoanalysis, these words speak to me with all the charged power of poetry…
In never rains in California, but…
In a comprehensive new study of mental health status and the use of mental health services by Californians, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research found that nearly one in five adults in the state — about 4.9 million people — said they needed help for a mental or emotional health problem…
The Los Angeles Times looks at phone therapy (it works).
The therapist-patient relationship is crucial to people battling depression, addiction, weight gain and diabetes. But that relationship might not always have to be in person to be effective…
What happens in therapy? Good question. Couch Fiction, a book-length comic by British psychotherapist, Philippa Perry, offers some answers.
Based on a case study of Pat (our sandal-wearing, cat-loving psychotherapist) and her new client, James (an ambitious barrister with a potentially harmful habit he can’t stop), this graphic novel follows the anxieties, frustrations, mind-wanderings and break-throughs of each, through a year of therapy sessions together.
On the page: What he says, what she says…what he’s thinking, what she’s thinking. At page bottom, explanations about the theory behind various therapeutic interventions, missteps made, etc.
(Also at WTCI)
“And this is a good therapist who I often work with. I recommend that you give her a call and set up an appointment. The medication works better when you are also seeing a counselor.”
She looked confused. “Aren’t you my therapist?”
Judith Beck’s debut at the Huffington Post: The How and Why of Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
[N]ot all psychotherapy is the same. Some modalities have a strong evidence base that demonstrates their effectiveness. Other modalities have never been shown to be effective. Yet they continue to be practiced by psychotherapists who consider an evidence base to be unimportant.
Her collected posts are here (a second went up yesterday).
Stand-outs this morning from around the web…
ScienceDaily: Combining sex and drugs reduces rock and roll
PsychCentral: Therapist Competency Important for Treatment Success
ScienceDaily: Antidepressants make shrimps see the light