Year : 2008  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 213--218

Some professional experiences

C Shamasundar 
 250, 43rd Cross, 9th Main, 5th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore - 560 041, India

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C Shamasundar
250, 43rd Cross, 9th Main, 5th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore - 560041

This narrative of some of my professional experiences attempts to present circumstances in which I arrived at certain conclusions like: (a) Subjective personal experiences can be valid contributors to integration of a professional俟Q製 world-view. (b) Concepts and constructs relating to diagnosis and other systems of understanding and practice are useful only as reference-systems. Rigidity in their use can be counter-productive. (c) Mental health profession is not always indispensable to patient俟Q製 well being. Professional pride is an obstacle to learning. (d) Psychotherapy is not consciously done, but is a natural consequence of therapist俟Q製 efforts to understand the patient and his/her predicament. Therapist俟Q製 qualities play a predominant role. (e) Usefulness of therapeutic methods and techniques is dependent entirely on how the therapist uses them. (f) Absolute therapeutic effectiveness is a myth. (g) Indian mythology can offer a system of 非Q與sycho-pathology,非Q a system of explanation and management, parallel to existing systems.

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Shamasundar C. Some professional experiences.Indian J Psychiatry 2008;50:213-218

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