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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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When You Need Help but Won’t Get It

The situations I will discuss in this post keep coming to my attention again and again, so I thought this would be an important topic to raise and also a painful one to talk about. It has to do with a very specific type of abuse of psychotherapy clients – sexual abuse. This post is for

 
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