Monthly Archives: December 2007

The Politics of Therapy

Currently I am reading Bruce Wampold’s analysis of psychotherapy, “The Great Psychotherapy Debate.” Like other comparative books and meta-analyses, it categorizes therapies into two types: In this case, those following the medical model and those following the contextual model. There … Continue reading

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One Person and Two Person Psychotherapy

Recently I have been thinking about the different perspectives of depth psychotherapies, some of which hold a two person model and some of which hold a one person model. Much of recent psychotherapy focuses on the intersubjectivity of the therapist … Continue reading

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Depth and Nondepth psychotherapies

Most long-term psychotherapy is depth psychotherapy. Depth means these methods recognize the existence of an unconscious. Non depth psychologies focus on what is directly introspectable, such as thoughts and feelings. Methods such as cognitive behavioral psychotherapy use our capacity for … Continue reading

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Precision in Language and Thought

Recently I was talking with a colleague who is a psychoanalyst and became aware of the pleasure of knowing that each word he spoke had, in his mind, a precise meaning. I could expect that he would be able to … Continue reading

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