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Re: How many types of psychotherapy are there?

Posted by baseball55 on December 10, 2017, at 17:26:13

In reply to Re: How many types of psychotherapy are there?, posted by alexandra_k on December 9, 2017, at 16:33:15

Most clinicians, as you say, aren't especially interested in all the theoretical stuff. My psychiatrist majored in psychology at Harvard in the 1960s, planning on studying clinical psychology. But he got disgusted by all the theoretical disputes and went to med school instead, where he trained in dynamic therapy.

But most clinician are not that eclectic in their clinical practice. DBT is highly specialized and few clinicians have the training to do it. CBT is more widely taught, but not really practiced by dynamic clinicians, who never did the training. Psychoanalysis is rarely taught these days - usually people who want to do this have to do specialized training outside of their PhD/MD/LICSW program. Most therapists have a pretty low opinion of it - years of lying on a couch 3-4 times a week, free-associating.

I also don't really understand what IPT is - seems like very brief dynamic therapy pushed by insurance companies to move patients out of therapy quickly and cheaply.




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