There, I said it. And primary care docs do just fine at treating many cases of depression. Everybody doesn't need a psychiatrist. There, I said that, too.
So, with my years of experience with my psychotherapy practice, here is my bullet-point formula for who needs psychotherapy:
- Oops, I don't have one.
Some people come, don't say much of anything, but still get better, feel comforted, or find that it's helped them to change.
My next post will be When To Refer. Maybe later? It's a holiday, so we'll see.
And finally, the Shrink Rappers met yesterday to do a couple of podcasts. They were both themed, though apparently Roy plans to post the second one first, so we had the pleasure of talking about the "last podcast" before it was done. So, if I have this right, Dr. Chris Kraft joined us for the "first" show and we talked about the Sexual Re-Orientation treatments. If ClinkShrink is our walking encyclopedia of Prison History, well Chris knows an awful lot about the history of Sex! The 'second' podcast is a discussion about the appropriate and inappropriate uses of Benzodiazepines. Essentially, the show consists of the three of us Screaming at each other. So I promised a series of posts on benzos, perhaps I do short ones as a prelude to the My Three Shrinks bloodiest podcast ever.
The best part was going out for Indian food after. I am the type of person who always enjoys eating a good meal with friends.