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Thank you, Sarah, this is really important work! I think the medicalisation of our every day sorrows has turned me away from psychology. The way we treat mental malady also shows in the absurd system of licensure and who is allowed to “treat” people. I am just starting to discover your work, so I am excited to listen to this interview. Thank you!

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So interesting, Sarah. Freud definitely also came form a medical model indeed. His student Jung had departed more from it and I have found his depth psychology but even more so Kierkegaards depth psychology the most helpful in my practice. None of that would be even considered clinical work today. Another of my hero’s is The German psychiatrist Karl Jaspers, much influenced by Kierkegaard. He was able to reconcile the medical and the psychological but is pretty unknown in the American mental health system of today. Great interview. Great and needed work. Keep going!

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Thank you, Sarah, for sharing this conversation. I recently came across another one of your interviews and appreciate the courage it takes to speak up. We don’t spend enough time talking about recovery in the mental health field. As a clinician, I share many of the same concerns you raise - namely that we’re too focused on diagnosis at the expense of the individual (something I’ve recently written about). Again, I appreciate the work you’re doing.

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