I have been a psychotherapist since 1966. U.S.trained, I have practiced mainly in South America.
My experience is that I have come all the way from psychoanalitically oriented therapy, through family therapy,
Ericksonian posture in therapy, plus some other more exotic ways of helping people to face the universe from their own viewpoint, to what I believe is an Open Therapy with eriksonian touches over a background of analitic remembrances and a strong dose of modern biological thinking, that includes the use of a few psychoactive medication and a definite compasionate view of my fellow men.
Recently I saw an aborigen from the amazonian jungle sharing a cigar with his depresed...what? patient?
friend?, tribe companion?, while talking to him, in what was obvious to me,it was a " therapeutic" actitude. My thought at the instant was: " Each one of us do what we can, in the best way we can".
The conclusion of this divertimento is: Psychotherapy is inmortal like the human race. Its future is the future of our culture...its shape will be given by what believe at the moment.That is not really important.
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