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October 1965

Resistance to Change in the Psychiatric Community: Alternatives

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PALO ALTO, CALIF

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1965;13(4):359-366. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1965.01730040069010
Abstract

AS PSYCHOTHERAPISTS, we are constantly involved in encouraging change in our patients. In one way or another we devote a major portion of our working lives hoping that we may be of some assistance in the broadening of their experiences in the world. Yet less attention is paid to the broadening out of our own professional lives or the tools we use to help patients achieve changes in themselves. I am sure that most therapists, at some points in their career, have paused to take a backward look over the growth of their work. However, the press of work keeps up and it is difficult to keep questions about one's own development in mind for long. We continue trying to help, using the tools we know best and perhaps not varying them very much until more years go by and again we may pause to look back on

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