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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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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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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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Informed Consent in Psychotherapy

Informed Consent is probably one single important aspect of therapy that could set up the entire therapy process either for success or for failure from the get go and could either increase or decrease the risk of harm to a client. Both the therapist and the client are best protected when client is well-informed about a

 
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