0
Get Alert
Please Wait... Processing your request... Please Wait.
You must sign in to sign-up for alerts.

Please confirm that your email address is correct, so you can successfully receive this alert.

1
Letter to the Editor   |    
Psychotherapy Shattered?
AUBREY W. METCALF, M.D.
Am J Psychiatry 2003;160:1012-a-1012. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.160.5.1012-a

To the Editor: The article by Glen O. Gabbard, M.D. (1), elicited in me a momentary shattering of a little of my great regard for Glen Gabbard, who is the Gibraltar of scholarly support for the efficacy of psychotherapy. I believe while sharing with the patient his own horror of the events on September 11, that he should have withheld his testimony of having been frightened. What his fright meant to him certainly was different from what his confession of fright meant to her. He could have still been human with her by acknowledging that the event was frightening by indicating, with his calm acceptance of his patient’s panic, that the feelings could be mastered, as he himself had done. Menninger was right to say, "When in doubt, be human," but another wise teacher added, "When in doubt, stop talking."

Gabbard GO: Gibraltar shattered. Am J Psychiatry  2002; 159:1480-1481
[PubMed]
[CrossRef]
 
+

References

Gabbard GO: Gibraltar shattered. Am J Psychiatry  2002; 159:1480-1481
[PubMed]
[CrossRef]
 
+
+

CME Activity

There is currently no quiz available for this resource. Please click here to go to the CME page to find another.
Submit a Comments
Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discertion of APA editorial staff.

* = Required Field
(if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
Example: John Doe



Related Content
Books
Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 7th Edition > Chapter 1.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, 5th Edition > Chapter 9.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, 5th Edition > Chapter 12.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, 5th Edition > Chapter 12.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, 5th Edition > Chapter 12.  >
Topic Collections
Psychiatric News
Read more at Psychiatric News >>
APA Guidelines
PubMed Articles