Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry


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?

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