Therapy of any type needs treatment planning, which by my definition is an agreement between the therapist and client(s) as to what the goals are, the steps needed to meet those goals, and about how long that will take. It's often less than completely cut-and-dry, but that's no excuse for endless therapy. Treatment planning is expected in medicine (and from your mechanic!), and why should mental health be any different? Furthermore, therapists are fundamentally selling a ser
Here's why I primarily appeal to common sense in this blog rather than quoting research (although I do that too). Before I say this, understand that before I attended graduate school, I spent time during and after college conducting research in a biochemistry lab at Vanderbilt, the top in the world for what we were looking at. Then I worked in a psychology lab at the same institution. In addition to writing up my own work, I had to read through and completely understand a
Many introverted people realize that they can be awkward in conversation, and notice that co-workers or acquaintances might be avoiding them if there's a chance of conversation. And many extraverted people have the same situation, but simply don't realize just how awkward and undesirable they are to be around! We are all awkward in some way. Some people are unfairly discriminated against, but if this is happening to you in many different situations, it's probably you.