What if? @ Jung At Heart
I wonder what would happen if someone presented at a conference suggesting that psychotherapy should not be in the medical model at all? That maybe psychotherapy belongs in a wholly different category, somewhere in the neighborhood of education, spiritual development, and personal growth? What if we stopped trying to prove scientifically that the relationship in therapy is healing? What if we gave credence to self-report by patients that therapy had helped them? What if we stopped considering problems in living, which is what most people coming for therapy are struggling with, as illnesses? What if we considered treatment of major depression and other problems responsive to psychotropic medications as belonging to one field and psychotherapy to another one altogether? What if?