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A Recent Experience in Psychotherapy

In this essay I will present my experience in a therapy of about six months, which occurred in the middle of 2014. In order to provide useful background to the reader, I will give a brief history of psychological issues I have dealt with in my adult life, and also some significant events that occurred to me before the start of the recent therapy.

 
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Gaslighting in Therapy

If you Google the word “gaslighting,” here is what comes out as its definition: manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity. Unfortunately, gaslighting (or in other words, crazymaking), is not an uncommon occurrence in therapy.

 
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What Causes Harm In Therapy?

There are three major causes of client harm in psychotherapy:    Therapist unethical, unprofessional or outright abusive behavior;    Therapist’s incompetence;    Systemic flaws of the psychotherapy profession as a whole. The cause of harm is usually a combination of all of the above factors.  Let’s take a closer look at each one.

 
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When Therapy Harms

The notion that psychotherapy can harm may be novel to the lay public and the professionals alike, or so it seems due to the lack of a broad public discussion of this issue. Nevertheless, people do get harmed in psychotherapy, and those instances are not as uncommon as we would like to think.

 
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