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TOPIC TITLE: Kinda dumb question
Created On 3/28/15 9:39 PM
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mouse
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3/28/15 9:39 PM
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My therapist made me sign an agreement not to hurt myself in anyway during therapy. The consequence of such behavior is her quitting. The reason she made this rule was because I was harming myslf in therapy. The problem is I can' see holding onto the relationship much longer with such a strict rule and consequence. Id on't want to lose her as a therapist but neither do I think I continue to not hurt myself during that time. She says no therapist would allow that. I'm wondering if that's true. Why can't she work on decreasing the behavior slowly rather than cut it off cold turkey??? Am I being unreasonable?????


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Edited: 3/28/15 at 9:39 PM by mouse
 
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3/28/15 10:50 PM
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Hi Mouse
I don't think you're being unreasonable. When you say hurting yourself during therapy, do you mean while you are in the room or just during the months you've been seeing her?
 
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3/29/15 7:53 AM
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Hey mouse,

I think you have a reasonable request. I remember when I was with one of my therapists he helped me stop self harming by when I did self harm doing a behavioural analysis as toi why I did what I did and therefor we were able to see my patterns and deal with the underlying issue. Why don't you suggest this to her and tell her that you want to stop self harming but can't do it cold turkey maybe we can work on it together. If she hears from you that you are ready to try to stop self harming then maybe she will go lighter on you? Good luck!!!


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Dr. Price MD
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3/29/15 10:23 AM
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Please discuss your situation with the therapist to work out a plan to reduce the urges. The therapist may be worried about liability in case something seriously harmful happens to you so you may need to reassure the therapist about this distinction. Let me know you it works out.

Rabbi Price, M.D.
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mouse
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3/29/15 7:04 PM
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Thank you all for your input. Going to the therapist tomorrow and will discuss the situation.


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