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Get Therapy 201: How do I get the most out of therapy?

OK, AskMe, around these parts we know and love the advice to get therapy. It's great advice! But what about the 201-level advice? Once you get yourself into therapy, how do you get the most out of it? I'm curious to hear some MeFite wisdom. What has made your experience with therapy richer and more helpful? Give me your practical tips, and tell me about mindsets and attitudes that you have found to be helpful (or not helpful). [more inside]
posted by aka burlap on Jan 20, 2016 - 24 answers

What therapeutic approach is right for me?

I need some help in seeking a therapist. Not a recommendation to a specific therapist, but some insight into various approaches. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2015 - 10 answers

Help Me Find My Imaginary Book

Looking for a book that gives a detailed description of a famous person's psychoanalytic treatment. [more inside]
posted by Hennimore on Mar 30, 2015 - 6 answers

Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) bunk?

Hi all. A close friend is starting therapy with a therapist "certified in Client Focused Therapy and in ACT (Acceptance and Committment Therapy)". I'm a bit worried for her - what is the medical consensus on ACT? Is it bunk? Are there any resources I can direct her towards? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2014 - 9 answers

What is the meaning of this video "What is psychoanalysis"?

The blurb for the video "What is Psychoanalysis?" on this website claims that it "tries to show visually some essential components of the psychoanalytic process including the analytic function, transference, dreams, repetitions and the Oedipal conflict". Can someone point out at which points in the video these things are shown and by which images they are represented?
posted by fries on May 28, 2013 - 3 answers

History of Psychoanalysis?

I'm looking for a good book on the history of psychoanalysis. Some more details inside! [more inside]
posted by anaximander on Feb 17, 2012 - 7 answers

My general knowledge will bless your name

Help me find web ressources, preferably in the form of podcasts, on sub-categories or specifics in psychology / personnal development. I am curious about NLP, transactional analysis, the systemic approach, psychodynamic theories, self-hypnosis, and the like. I'd like to keep it as practical as possible, although I wouldn't mind it if more "esoteric" approaches were included, such as jungian theories. [more inside]
posted by Jireel on Jan 26, 2012 - 2 answers

Is psychoanalysis for me?

[TherapyFilter] Could you tell me about your experiences of psychoanalysis please? I am trying to decide if it would be helpful for me to begin it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2012 - 12 answers

Did Freud ever claim not to know why psychoanalysis works?

Quote filter: Did Freud ever claim not to know why psychoanalysis works? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Sep 1, 2011 - 2 answers

Psychotherapy? Psicoterapia? Psychothérapie? психотерапия?

With regards to psychotherapy, a common opinion I've noticed on MetaFilter is that Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is perceived as being the most efficient way to go, in addition to being one of the very few therapies likely to be reimbursed by health insurance. However, this may be coming from a largely American perspective. As such, I'm curious: What are some major features of psychotherapy in countries other than the United States? [more inside]
posted by Keter on Oct 14, 2009 - 17 answers

ELIZA and the efficacy of "professional" therapists versus the rest of us

Meta-Meta-RelationshipFilter: Have there been any scientific trials to study the efficacy of talk therapy that involved a placebo as control? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Apr 20, 2009 - 21 answers

Say it aint so, C.G.: What kind of man was Jung?

I recently heard a rumor that Carl Gustav Jung would rape female patients and hypnotize them so they would have no memory of the attack. Is there any truth to this, or is this the sort of story professional rivals spread to discredit his ideas?
posted by bunky on Sep 14, 2008 - 10 answers

How to tell if therapist is doing a good job?

How do I know if my therapist (who's eclectic but I think oriented to psychodynamic technique) is doing a good job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2008 - 7 answers

Why is psychoanlaysis still around?

Freud and his followers have been thoroughly discredited for quite a while now. Our scientific understanding of the brain has grown by leaps and bounds since their heyday, and we now have treatment methods that are cheaper, quicker, and more effective than anything psychoanalysis had to offer. So why is psychoanalysis still practiced? [more inside]
posted by decoherence on Feb 3, 2008 - 41 answers

Help finding low cost therapy in the Philadelphia area

Recommendations or help with finding low cost therapy in the Philadelphia area for anxiety and depression. Any particular schools, agencies or companies that you know of or have used would be great.
posted by antisocialiting on Dec 26, 2007 - 2 answers

Should I break up with my psychoanalyst?

I'm having a difficult time working with my psychotherapist. Is this normal, or should I end it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2007 - 22 answers

Books in the vein of Adam Curtis?

I've been on a (scary and depressing) kick of the Adam Curtis documentaries (Century of the Self, The Power of Nightmares). What non-fiction books does MeFi recommend in a similar vein? [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Mar 16, 2007 - 7 answers

Why is psychoanalysis so popular in Argentina?

Why is psychoanalysis so popular in Argentina? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Aug 9, 2006 - 13 answers

Best books about psychotherapy?

I want to learn about psychoanalysis/psychotherapy/etc. -- what are the best books? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Jul 18, 2006 - 12 answers

Need help in choosing a psychologist.

Need help in choosing a psychologist. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2005 - 13 answers

Web resources for psychoanalysis

Psychology/psychiatry filter: for a friend who is not net-savvy, I am looking for interesting web sites and discussion forums devoted to psychoanalysis, self-psychology, and related topics. She's a professional psychoanalyst, but is new to the web. [more inside]
posted by realcountrymusic on Aug 29, 2005 - 3 answers

Armchair Psychiatry

Do you play armchair pyschiatrist? How sure are you that you're right about people's inner lives? Do you act on your hunches? [More Inside.] [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 10, 2004 - 25 answers

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