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Old 11-28-11, 04:57 PM   #11
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Nn argument there, sir.

Oh, and by the way, shrinks today may praise empathy, but it's conditional, because they're hypocritical cowards when it comes to wrath; they refuse to acknowledge it, and that is a gaping hole in their aspirations to validate.
Shrinks can empathize but not in the same context like a parent. Consistent, daily empathy for a child is crucial for healthy development.
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Old 11-29-11, 05:00 AM   #12
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I've been trying to find someone to, well, argue with in the best sense of thwe word, and not the destructive, and was looking for someone willing to challenge my thinking as part of my therapeutic rehabilitation.

I can elucidate the terms, which exclude evasion, but I just wanted to know if anyone was willing, and/or interested.
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Shrinks can empathize but not in the same context like a parent. Consistent, daily empathy for a child is crucial for healthy development.
Well, I'm starting to suspect that adults with severe depression need empathic levels equaling that. Different, yes, but very strong, even so. I think that that was one problem I had--the aid was too weak, and too intermittent.

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? ? ? I thought it was M Scott Peck's recognition that there are truly evil people who choose evil deeds - the gaping hole in psychiatry.
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OP, I would like to know who you were quoting on previous page please.
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Sparing is another way of learning I think as long as you keep an open mind . Questions are asked, answers given and I tend to question everything until I know what the truth is. So start us off
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Well, I'm starting to suspect that adults with severe depression need empathic levels equaling that. Different, yes, but very strong, even so. I think that that was one problem I had--the aid was too weak, and too intermittent.

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I agree that depressive adults need strong empathic levels from a counselor. Most counselors, at least in my experience, do not provide this. It is a RARE skill to accurately empathize. It takes a lot of care, patience, and emotional atunement toward the client and it is depleting.
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