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Therapy and Politics

I should have addressed this topic long ago, but this is a very difficult subject to write about. It’s hard to find the right words when the political climate of our time is so intense, when the global crisis we are experiencing is existential and when all that has to be connected to the subject

 
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What Is “Therapeutic Relationship” and Does It Exist?

One of the popular terms in therapists’ vocabulary I detest is “therapeutic relationship”. I find it illusory, pretentious, confusing and also dangerous. It has harmed many people, myself included, and yet it has been regarded as a major (if not THE major) healing factor in therapy. The “healing” value of a “therapeutic relationship” is one of

 
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Psychotherapy Criticism Debate

Whenever one begins to challenge the established, mainstream ideas and practices in any area of life, one will always encounter fierce criticism, which often turns into personal attacks, from those who are invested, either emotionally or financially or both, in maintaining the status quo. I have been a target of such criticism, which included personal

 
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The Difference Between Psychology and Psychotherapy

Yes, contrary to what you and many people think, “psychology” and “psychotherapy” are not the same concepts and, therefore, cannot be used interchangeably. The tendency to confuse those terms comes up a lot whenever people discuss the effectiveness of psychotherapy and creates a series of disconnected communications in which all sides of the debate can’t

 
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