Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Tag: therapeutic relationship

Put Psyche Back Into Psychiatry and Add Psychological Intimacy

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Dr. Jones spoke to me in a way no doctor ever had. His affect, his demeanor, his presence, lit an ember in the darkness within my soul.

Insane Medicine, Chapter 8: Treatment Traps and How to Get Out...

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Deconstructing diagnosis, the nature of psychological injury, and how identifying a problem can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

What Are Best Practices For Psychosis And What Gets In The...

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Research investigates clinicians’ perspectives on best care practices and the complicated realities of providing care in the face of agency limitations and mechanized interventions.

How Can a Therapist Get the Most Out of Therapy?

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In this piece for The Guardian, Susie Orbach describes the importance of therapists' own feelings and emotions in understanding and building relationships with their clients. "Feelings are the...

Psychiatrist Calls for Increased Attention to Therapeutic Alliance

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Sandra Steingard, writing in the journal Psychiatric Services, reviews a recent article finding that the quality of the therapeutic relationship impacts the efficacy of medication treatment.

Would You Want Your Therapist to be Honest?

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If a therapist is honest about their triggers, they risk equalizing the power imbalance. They risk being on the same plane as their client. If the therapist has triggers too, they may end up being as “bad” as the client’s, and then what? Then who is the healer?

“Depressed? Look For Help From A Human, Not A Computer”

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NPR reports on study, published in BMJ, that found computer-assisted therapy to be no more effective than care provided by a primary care doctor. "We do still need the human touch or the human interaction, particularly when people are depressed."