A quick post today, partly just to say “I’m still here!” and also because I’ve got to share this link I found. It’s the transcript of an interview with Bernie Zilbergeld, who wrote The Shrinking of America, one of my favourite therapy-debunking books. Some choice quotes from the interview:
“Gee, I had five people quit last week, and at this level I can’t pay the mortgage,” … That’s really where it’s at for a lot of [therapists].
I wish we would stop using [therapy] for all the things where there’s no evidence, despite years of trying to get it, that it does any good, and to use it for what it’s good for. I mean, how would you feel if they started performing appendectomies on everybody, whether they needed them or not, or tonsillectomies, which was actually the case? Actually, I would like to see with psychotherapy what happened to tonsillectomies. They used to do it on everybody.
I recommend reading the whole interview here: http://www.intuition.org/txt/zilber2.htm
I also highly recommend Bernie’s book! It’s in the reading list.