NPR Podcast on Psychotherapy

If you're wondering about the difference between Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and traditional talk therapy, this NPR podcast on psychotherapy is enlightening. It discusses the importance and relevance of traditional talk therapy in the modern world. The psychologist interviewed engages in a heated debate with a CBT therapist, arguing against the commodification of therapy; traditionally a deeply personal, human to human modality of healing.

I post this article because the main guest/author works very similarly to how I work with my patients. I think it provides the listener with an approximation of what can be expected in our work together. I would add to the conversation between the two discussants that depression, anxiety and all mental health symptoms are born within relationships and therefore can only be healed within relationships. CBT views the relationship as an encumbrance to efficacy.

I hope you can glean something of value from the conversation.