One of the major pastimes for psychoanalysts is worrying about the future of our beloved profession. First of all, will we have one? Will prospective patients find their way to us, despite the availability of cheaper, quicker, less taxing treatments? Will students find their way to us, to become the psychoanalysts of the next generation […]
I made a bet with my son this past Saturday afternoon, while we watched the television broadcast of Michigan managing a modest win. My side of the bet was this: Within ten years, the Big Ten won’t have students playing contact football. “No way” was his response, and he happily took the $100 dollar bet. […]
“Will You Be My Therapist? Expert Advice on Finding the Right One: Chicago Psychiatrist Prudence Gourguechon on How to Get the Most From Psychotherapy”, Elizabeth Bernstein, “Bonds”, Wall Street Journal September 22, 2014. The most important components of a therapeutic relationship are a “good fit”– a feeling that you and your therapist are on […]
http://www.spp.com.pe/articulos/que-es-una-buena-terapia.html My blog post on “What is Good Therapy?” was translated into Spanish by my colleague De: Adela Escardo and posted on the website of the Peru Psychoanalytic Society (Sociedad Peruana de Psicoanalisis) http://www.spp.com.pe/articulos/que-es-una-buena-terapia.html La invitación de GoodTherapists.org para escribir un artículo me inspiró a responder a una pregunta obvia pero no fácil: Presumiblemente los “buenos terapeutas” hacen buenas terapias. […]
Originally published August 23, 2013 on GoodTherapists.org The invitation from GoodTherapists.org to write an article inspired me to try to answer an obvious but not easy question: Presumably “good therapists” do good therapy. What is good therapy anyway? It seems to me that potential patients are certainly entitled to an answer, and we practitioners should be […]
“One should remember that our childhood fears never leave us entirely. We are mistaken if we believe that fears have no place in our adult or work lives – they can surface any time and travel with us everywhere. ” Naomi Shragai, The Financial Times. “That Fear of Being Found Out”.