Stuart Schneiderman: What kind of therapy?

I hate when I’m asked, “How do you FEEL about that?”


I’ll refer at the end  to why I think this has something to do with my discussion of Stoicism.  I have mentioned on this blog before that as early as my seminary training in the 1970s I rejected the kind of pastoral care/counseling I was taught. Stuart Schneiderman, who has an interesting blog called Had Enough Therapy? talks about the decline of therapy.  He asks if therapy has an image problem.

Actually he thinks there are effective kinds of therapy, just not the talk-about-your-feelings kind that gets widely practiced and is lauded in our culture.

Why limit ourselves to Freudian therapies? How many therapists are involved in touchy-feely work, teaching empathy and asking how it feels to feel as you feel?

Face it, if the word feeling suddenly vanished from the language more than half the nation’s therapists would be struck dumb.


Instead of this kind of therapy, he…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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