What is psychotherapy? I wish I knew . Thick books and long talks still leave me wondering. Hours of patients and almost as many hours of supervision leave the question hanging. I know what ECT is and how to give a good trial of arnitryptiline, but I am never quite sure if what I am offering is true psychotherapy. Admittedly I am young and have only been wet for five years. But I have had one experience in my short time that put the question in perspective by putting it backwards, that is, what is notpsychotherapy, or what is pseudotherapy?
Wulsin, MD, Lawson R.
"Psychotherapy or Pseudotherapy?,"
Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry:
2, Article 10.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jeffjpsychiatry/vol3/iss2/10