When you imagine your dream job, you are likely assess what you've chosen in the past in order to gain a better idea of what you need in the future. It's time for you to put the same care into your personal life.
Interpretative expansion of the patient's capacity for reflective awareness of old, repetitive organizing principles occurs concomitantly with the emotional impact and meanings of ongoing relational experiences with the therapist.
I believe it's important for patients to know what to expect in a typical cognitive behavior therapy session, not only so they can assess the treatment they're receiving, but also so they're prepared for therapy and understand and agree with how treatment typically proceeds.
Week by week I listen to heartbreaking stories of confusion, loss and disillusionment on the spiritual path. Sometimes the stories are of disillusionment with teachers, but just as often the individual is disenchanted, or disappointed, by their own projections onto the spiritual path.
We adapt as children, with brains, nimble and flexible, to the conditions of our environment: the family we are born into, the emotional surround. Problems arise later when our brilliant adaptation styles no long suffice.
If a psychiatrist's goal is to make large amounts of money, utilizing the systemic flaw of writing prescriptions for powerful medicines to patients he barely knows, he should leave the field of medicine.
In a recent New York Times article, "Talk Doesn't Pay, So Psychiatry Turns to Drug Therapy," the sad truth of what was once a noble profession, psychiatry, now a shambles of its former self, is accurately described.