2 thoughts on “For Clinicians: There’s Room For All Of Us

  • September 22, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    As my career as a therapist extended into multiple decades I noticed that my professional growth increasingly had to do with integrating different therapy models. I love the NLP insight that the map is not the territory. Each model is just a different type of map; each adding only a partial understanding of the territory.

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  • September 23, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Hey, I get the intent behind your article and a call for inclusivity. I also get that clients may and do self-report benefits from woking in different modalities (my years as a gestalt therapist are testament to that).
    That said, IFS is an approach that transforms the system be permanently clearing the distress held by certain parts (as you know). CBT in my experiences . rearranges the furniture and put the ugly pieces outside of the room. Each time a part’s experience is “reframed” due to its “distortions” it may be further exiled as a part more pleasing to the therapist’s schema takes the lead. I see the two models as fundamentally incompatible and, of course, work within the IFS framework.

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