Reading Notes

It is often difficult for me to know the source of my ideas. There is a group of writers who share my interest in the psychotherapies whose writings I return to time after time and many of their ideas are similar to mine. It is likely that this correspondence reflects several themes. Almost certainly, I have appropriated some of their ideas as my own and, without intention, have come to experience them as my creations.

Another theme is the nature of the work of psychotherapy. If one spends several thousand hours each year as a therapist involved with individuals, couples, and families, certain ideas about the human condition bubble to the surface. If the therapist also teaches, supervises, or writes, these ideas may become the central ...

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