Bullshit in Psychotherapy: From an ego to a soul driven encounter

Bullshit in Psychotherapy From an ego to a soul driven encounter Dr Steinfeld was educated at New York s Yeshiva University and trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy However he became disillusioned when this process failed to help patients He started on his ques

  • Title: Bullshit in Psychotherapy: From an ego to a soul driven encounter
  • Author: George Steinfeld
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dr Steinfeld was educated at New York s Yeshiva University, and trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy However he became disillusioned when this process failed to help patients He started on his quest for therapeutic truth and discovered it was hard to find in the contexts within which he worked The best trained supervisors could not help, and there was always a reasoDr Steinfeld was educated at New York s Yeshiva University, and trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy However he became disillusioned when this process failed to help patients He started on his quest for therapeutic truth and discovered it was hard to find in the contexts within which he worked The best trained supervisors could not help, and there was always a reason for our failures, primarily blaming the patients He changed his approach, focusing on how to relieve suffering in the most efficient ways and with the most effective approaches He also discovered that frequently patients resist getting healthy based on their experiences that led to self sabotaging beliefs In addition to patient resistance, there is also the problems that therapists bring to their therapeutic encounters, often encouraging a dependent relationship into which the patient buys There is collusion between therapist and patient to stay stuck Though therapy has proven to be generally useful, it can also be harmful Though Dr Steinfeld developed an holistic approach to therapy, called TARET System, this book focuses on patient therapist resistances, how to avoid and overcome them quickly It also suggests that clients and therapists take responsibility for their contributions to therapy failure Overcoming resistance as rapidly as possible helps clients solve their problems and move on with their lives, sometimes to the chagrin of their therapist.

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    1. A worthwhile read and the first time in a while I have read a book start to finish without interruption - Part confessional autobiography about areas of the Mental Health industry that fail the consumer, and only serve to maintain the power of those that work within the industry. At times it struck chilling close to home.Finished with weird "tapping" that he reports provides a faster and less traumatic method in reducing anxiety. Reminded me of a book I read by Elizabeth Kulber-Ross. Those that [...]

    2. First off, I will say I know this author very well.However my enjoyment of this book has nothing to do with that. This is not your standard self help book. Dr. Steinfeld tackles many subjects here, from treatment methods to knowing when and how to ask both the therapist and oneself important questions. He writes in a warm, witty and completely accessible manner. Anyone with an interest in psychology and with an analytical mind will most likely enjoy this book.In this book we are taken from Dr. S [...]

    3. Are you getting somewhere in your therapy? Whether provider or patient (or both), there's much to think about. Sort through some of the bs and take an honest look.

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