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ledocs 10-12-2010 05:13 AM

In Treatment, the TV Show
 
I want to know if Wonderment and Ocean watch this show, and whether Wonderment is familiar with the Israeli original.

I am curious about changes in the mores of therapy, calling the therapist by his first name, lots of movement allowed in the therapy room. I find this show riveting, it's interesting in lots of ways.

Ocean 10-12-2010 08:23 AM

Re: In Treatment, the TV Show
 
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Originally Posted by ledocs (Post 182564)
I want to know if Wonderment and Ocean watch this show, and whether Wonderment is familiar with the Israeli original.

I am curious about changes in the mores of therapy, calling the therapist by his first name, lots of movement allowed in the therapy room. I find this show riveting, it's interesting in lots of ways.

Quick answer. No, I don't watch the show. I almost don't watch any television.

According to what you describe, the only thoughts that come to mind are that there has been some change towards less rigid ways of relating to therapists. However, depending on the educational degree of the therapist he/she may want to be called by first name or by last name with the corresponding title, typically Dr. (if the therapist is a Ph.D. or the unlikely case these days of being an M.D.). I don't know what you mean by lots of movements allowed, but typically both therapist and patient talk while sitting down. No one is walking around.

My impression is that TV shows and movies add elements of cinematic drama including peculiar ways of interacting, moving and use of language, which have nothing to do with reality.

handle 10-12-2010 03:24 PM

Re: In Treatment, the TV Show
 
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Originally Posted by Ocean (Post 182568)
Quick answer. No, I don't watch the show. I almost don't watch any television.

According to what you describe, the only thoughts that come to mind are that there has been some change towards less rigid ways of relating to therapists. However, depending on the educational degree of the therapist he/she may want to be called by first name or by last name with the corresponding title, typically Dr. (if the therapist is a Ph.D. or the unlikely case these days of being an M.D.). I don't know what you mean by lots of movements allowed, but typically both therapist and patient talk while sitting down. No one is walking around.

My impression is that TV shows and movies add elements of cinematic drama including peculiar ways of interacting, moving and use of language, which have nothing to do with reality.

A very involving show, IMO, with top notch actors, acting, and writing, but I think Ocean is right about cinematic drama as it relates to reality. Unfortunately, I have doubts if anyone would want to watch real sessions, as real people are probably not that interesting, just a conjecture though.

Wonderment 10-12-2010 03:55 PM

Re: In Treatment, the TV Show
 
Haven't seen it yet in Hebrew or English. Sounds interesting; I'll check it out.

Ocean 10-12-2010 07:30 PM

Re: In Treatment, the TV Show
 
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Originally Posted by handle (Post 182591)
Unfortunately, I have doubts if anyone would want to watch real sessions, as real people are probably not that interesting, .

Real people are very interesting, but they don't always show it.


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