Our expert says:
I think some therapists spend far, are too much time talking to the "inner child" ( a concept and technique with absolutely no research to confirming it's validity or effectiveness ); and not enough time talking to your Outer Adult ! It's up to you to decide whether you might benefit from seeing a different therapist, with at least different pre-occupations ! It's an advantage to therapists, that given a fluent, intelligent and psychologically-minded person like yourself, virtually ANY method can enable you to achieve some results, though these may be more caused by your own skills and work, than to anything else. That's why I like CBT, because the evidence is that the therapy approach itself makes a real positive difference.
It's hard to recommend specific books, as so much depends not on what exists in the USA, but on what you personally can reach and get. Maybe have a quick look at Kalahari.net, especially as they seem able to access many US books, and they have a 20 % off sale on books, due to end this week-end.
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