VIDEO CONFERENCE: What can I do when psychotherapy doesn’t work?
An International Support Group facilitated by Dr. Marshack. This Video Conference is only for members of Meetup. Click here for membership details and to register for this call.
TOPIC: VIDEO CONFERENCE: What can I do when psychotherapy doesn’t work?
WHEN: Thursday, February 17th, 12PM PT
Psychotherapy is unlikely to work at all with your “Aspie.” They are not wired for the relationship format used by most psychotherapists. Therapists are trained to build on empathic rapport with clients. You’ve seen how well that works in your family! Expecting an “Aspie” to have empathy into your internal experience, or insight into their own is not realistic.
However, what does seem to work is to appeal to their narcissism. Yes, I mean it. “Aspies” have the same feelings as the rest of us. They feel sad and angry and depressed too. The ticket is to appeal to a plan that promises to make them feel better if they just follow the rules.
For this reason, I recommend a coaching model rather than psychotherapy. In fact, I offer this model online in my video sessions with “Aspies” around the world. It works because they need tools. They are not motivated by making you feel better but by feeling better themselves. Of course, they want you to feel better too, but it isn’t first on their minds. They fully believe if they feel better, you will feel better about them.
Narcissism — get it?
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