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Therapists puzzled by “Sopranos” Dr. Melfi

In another pop-culture new item, all “Sopranos” fans will want to read this interesting article by The Associated Press about TV’s most famous therapy relationship, and the ire it’s earning from therapists after the title character was unceremoniously dumped by his therapist with no warning..
If only I could televise my therapy sessions, I might win an award from the American Psychoanalytical Association, too.
Click here for the full article.

  • Paula Umphers

    About Dr. Melfi’s dumping Tony Soprano and the professional outrage
    about it: I’m 68 years old and have had many therapists since I was 25.
    Let me say, from experience, that in theory most therapists are well-intentioned
    and ethical people who know better, but in practice, many with excellent credentials are just flawed
    people like the rest of us. I’m no psychopath, just often depressed, anxious, sometimes difficult and probably irritating (could sometimes use
    help with low self-esteem and anger.) I probably share those qualities with
    many people who go to therapy.
    But in my decades of therapy, I’ve been dumped without warning more times
    than I can quite remember. It is always hurtful. “How & when to terminate a
    therapeutic relationship” should be emphasized more in training
    professionals. Paula

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