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Re: Beyond Pscyhobabble » so

Posted by alexandra_k on June 16, 2005, at 0:52:40

In reply to Re: Beyond Pscyhobabble, posted by so on June 16, 2005, at 0:42:01

> As defined by the President of the American Psychological Association in 1998, it is the voices of consumers acting as professionals without adequate knowledge to practice.

He he!
We talk about our experiences.
Whose most qualified there, eh?

> > And here... Psychobabble was about us (the consumer) taking the power back. Reclaiming the language.

Who would have thought 'PsychoBabble' could be theraputic, eh?

Ya gotta take the power back

> Amusing yes --- and sharply critical in most contexts

Yeah. Thats what I meant about reclaiming the language.
No doubt the psychologists wouldn't have thought Babbling very useful / theraputic.
The mean it to be a derogatory comment.

> sharp criticism + amusement = ???

I didn't think it was that so much as Dr Bob thinking he'd give it a shot anyways.

I use 'Babbling' to be synonomous with 'posting'. I prefer Babbling. To me it sounds cuter :-)
It doesn't have negative connotations to me anymore.
And before...
I thought it was amusing.
A pun.
We Babble (post) about psyc stuff.
It is true that most of us aren't qualified to practice.
But so what?
That doesn't mean we can't be helpful.
More helpful than those who do, even :-)




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