De Schill is critical of existing training programs in psychiatry, psychology, and psychoanalysis that, in his view, serve to promote preconceived notions and place too little emphasis on clinical work with individual patients. As he sees it, theory gets in the way of understanding patients, and intellectualized language gets in the way of communicating with the patient’s unconscious. As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist myself, I’m sympathetic with De Schill’s values and focus on depth psychology and dreams. But he’s preaching to the choir. I don’t know of anyone who supports the use of cookbook, a priori interpretations. There is also nothing new in his critique of brief therapies. Everyone struggles with time and financial constraints. No one believes in or promotes shortcuts, although some of us more readily accommodate to those pressures.