An experienced Yale-educated psychologist reviews a case with psychiatric symptoms, and discusses the selection of treatment options, and the patient’s progress. She illuminates dangers of fads in psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, the enduring effects of early trauma, shame, and secrets, and the power of human connection to heal.
- Be able to explain to patients the limitations of psychiatric diagnoses.
- Explain and contrast the differences between emotional connection, intuitive creativity, and respect for each individual as essential aspects of any successful psychotherapy.
- Identify 2 problems associated with making decisions about individual patients based on diagnostic labels.