Why thanks! I think I may have just deleted it by mistake (I meant to edit it!) Oops!CosmoGTD said:Cindy! Great post!.
David Allen Co. limits their coaching to a VERY specific domain in which they themselves are VERY competent. This is on a totally different "level" than these feel-good life coaches, or the "boot camp" life coaches. There is a lot of bull out there, to be sure. Watch out--I have noticed that even the professional organizer-types are now donning the coaching term.CosmoGTD said:I would guess David Allen would use a contract, but then most people who hire him would know what they are getting up front.
Another "benefit" of coaching (for the coach, but certainly NOT for the client) is that don't have to deal with insurance companies. Less administrative load on them--and they don't have to agree to any contracted rates. While seemingly only a minority of coaches have therapy backgrounds, this is NOT necessarily a benefit to the coaching client. Certain therapists (like coach I used) appear to have switched over to coaching business model because...READY for THIS...they weren't very good therapists! The new "buzz" about coaching all-of-a-sudden provided a great way for these mediocre therapists to market themselves to a whole new target audience, people drawn in by the newness of coaching and who didn't feel comfortable with the idea of "therapy".CosmoGTD said:Also, if you get a well-trained psychologist, then if you have insurance, it can cover most of it!
Ditto on Burns. I know of Ellis, but am not familiar with the term REBT? Cosmo, can you please help me out with that?CosmoGTD said:For CBT I would recommend "The Feeling Good Handbook" by Dr. David Burns.
For REBT, any book by Dr. Albert Ellis, get them from the library, and see if they make sense to you first.
shtriemel said:CBT...brief solution focused therapy etc., are effective the way good parental advice are effective. But in my personal and professional life, they don't cut it visavis deeper, more complex issues. These "new therapies" have more to do with pleasing insurance companies (because they're brief...less expensive) and our insatiable need for "quick fixes" than they do for lasting change.
Or as Dr. Irving Yalom has said:
"When a biological oriented psychiatrist and/or a CBT therapist seek out a therapist, most choose psychoanalysis"
Nothing beats (so long as the issues you're dealing with aren't related to full blown mental illness i.e. bi-polar disorder) the long term, transference/counter-transference relationship of a depth therapy.