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Psychoanalysis is Not Counseling

Psychoanalysis is Not Counseling

I could tell you what to do, and be right about it, but you wouldn’t do it. Why should you? Those who tell you what to do too quickly feel that you’re a burden and want you to just go away or they’re just being snob nose jerks who pity you. When someone pity’s you they don’t receive any good feels that something happened to you but are gladder it didn’t happen to them. Empathy is when you can fully…

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What is Psychoanalysis: Correction on Dr. Jordan Peterson’s View of Psychoanalytic Technique

What is Psychoanalysis: Correction on Dr. Jordan Peterson’s View of Psychoanalytic Technique

Dr. Peterson speaks about Psychoanalysis and why Freud used the couch and it seemed to be misunderstood by him. “Many of those who seek therapy desire and need a closer, more personal relationship (although that has its dangers). That is in part why I have opted in my practice for the conversation, instead of the Freudian method- as have most clinical psychologist (pp. 243).” Dr. Peterson (2018), as a clinical psychologist, uses face to face therapy where he is very…

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Who Controls Your Mental Health?

Who Controls Your Mental Health?

I can come off as harsh to Dr. Jordan Peterson and how he practiced as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapy in general sometimes. I agree with psychology and psychotherapy more than not, but I disagree with them when it comes to core principles of the human psyche. That’s all philosophy though. A bigger issue I have is the system that most of psychology works in. When working for clinics I would go to the homes of client’s and help them…

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Dr. Jordan Peterson has this Wrong: Psychoanalyst Don’t Change Your Memories

Dr. Jordan Peterson has this Wrong: Psychoanalyst Don’t Change Your Memories

Dr. Peterson (2018) on his 9th Rule Assume That the Person You Are Listening to Might Know Something You Don’t spoke about the importance of summarization in psychotherapy, but there are some problem when doing this. “The second advantage to the act of summary is that it aids the person in consolidation and utility of memory. A client in my practice recounts a long, meandering, emotion-laden account of a difficult period in his or her life. We summarize back and…

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