"The End of Therapy."
By Kathryn Robinson, The Seattle Weekly, November 13, 1996
"Dineen spells out the process
whereby the practice of therapy turns ordinary life events into trauma.
First, she argues, therapists psychologize everything, even outward
circumstances. "Your pet dies and it's a psychological event,"
she says. Then the psychological reaction is pathologized into a problem
that the psychologist can help. Then the generalizing begins, wherein
therapists escalate perceptions of damage by comparing slights to trauma,
as when criticism is re-labeled "verbal assault." "These
are huge assumptions," Dineen says. "I don't want the assumptions
made that just because something bad has happened to me, I've become
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