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Brooklyn Zoo characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¿ Ever wonder just who that person in the chair opposite you in the therapist's office is and how he or she got that way Wonder no This is a compelling memoir about the stressful yet never less than exciting education of a psychotherapist in the midst of institutional dysfunctioNction that bids fair to become to psychotherapy what Scott Turow's One L is to lawyering and Samuel Shem's House of God is to doctoring. I was excited to come across this book As a magazine journalist and author with a long history of interest in mental health I couldn't wait to start reading But the book didn't deliver what I hoped it would a clear eyed view of how profoundly dysfunctional our mental health treatment system is Nor did it describe in any meaningful way the education of a psychotherapist as the subtitle promises Few psychotherapists go through experiences like this And fewer still I hope and pray are as wedded to outmoded ways of seeing the world and their patientsOther reviewers have commented on some of the book's most egregious moments when Lockman reveals she's never read the DSM or her casual description of the causes of schizophrenia really has Lockman now looked at any of the research on this published in the last 35 years Mostly though what's wrong with this book is that despite having compelling subject matter and a solid structure it's boring The author never gets beyond her own perspective I got the feeling that in her mind the real subject of the book is her And she's just not that interesting or at least she's not presented with enough of the kind of resonance and critical thinking that would make her interesting I hope she's not treating any schizophrenic patients these days I really do

Brooklyn ZooNction that bids fair to become to psychotherapy what Scott Turow's One L is to lawyering and Samuel Shem's House of God is to doctoring. I was excited to come across this book As a magazine journalist and author with a long history of interest in mental health I couldn't wait to start reading But the book didn't deliver what I hoped it would a clear eyed view of how profoundly dysfunctional our mental health treatment system is Nor did it describe in any meaningful way the education of a psychotherapist as the subtitle promises Few psychotherapists go through experiences like this And fewer still I hope and pray are as wedded to outmoded ways of seeing the world and their patientsOther reviewers have commented on some of the book's most egregious moments when Lockman reveals she's never read the DSM or her casual description of the causes of schizophrenia really has Lockman now looked at any of the research on this published in the last 35 years Mostly though what's wrong with this book is that despite having compelling subject matter and a solid structure it's boring The author never gets beyond her own perspective I got the feeling that in her mind the real subject of the book is her And she's just not that interesting or at least she's not presented with enough of the kind of resonance and critical thinking that would make her interesting I hope she's not treating any schizophrenic patients these days I really do

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Brooklyn Zoo Ù A compelling memoir about the stressful yet never less than exciting education of a psychotherapist in the midst of institutional dysfu. Written in a dry analytical almost dull style this memoir focuses on airing many grievances about past supervisors and there's no indication she ever really emotionally connected with the patients she treated in training The only time this books perks up is about halfway through when there's a detailed vivid exciting description of working in the psychiatric ER ward with a gifted doctor who's been on the job fifteen years The author is almost painfully psychoanalytic to the point of describing panic attacks as repressed rage caused by conflicting unconscious impulses which are treated by bringing those to the surface in talk therapy which is guaranteed to cause immediate unrepressed rage in anyone who has actually suffered a panic attack Rather than describing the clash between older psychoanalytic theories and modern drug and behavioural therapies including CBT the writer only displays them and so the book is of limited use to the medical specialist Since it's not that well written it's not really of much use to the civilian reader either read ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB º Darcy Lockman

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Darcy Lockman º 7 read Ever wonder just who that person in the chair opposite you in the therapist's office is and how he or she got that way Wonder no This is. I am having a hard time coming up with what I want to say about this book I was really excited when I picked it up mostly because Lockman receive her PhD at the same university where I earned my MSW and I also interned for a year in a psychiatric hospital although not Kings County obviously That being saidwow was I disappointed The following review is going to consist of a large amount of venting mostly because I disliked Lockman as a person And I felt this long before the part where Lockman clearly states that she has no respect for the social work profession and she uses them to make her feel better about herself She clearly thinks she is above everything except her precious psychoanalytic orientation I don't know why she published this book I understand she needed to process the experience but then she should have kept it private This book does not put her in a good light; it makes her appear professionally inept and I can't imagine anyone would want to go to her for private therapy after reading this book For her sake I hope that she only has white upper middle class clients with attachment issues because that's pretty much all she can handle Anything related to psychosis or DSM criteria is completely beyond her And I understand that she entered this internship when she was a young professional and just starting but she stated repeatedly she has no desire to learn anything beyond what she already knows Her feeble attempt to be open to CBT was laughable and she clearly thinks it is a useless practice How anyone can be so pigeon holed into a single orientation is beyond me I might be a lowly social worker who she thinks shouldn't be doing clinical work but at least I understand different orientations and can confidently use them with different clients as needed Also at least I didn't spend my year at my inpatient psychiatric internship belittling everything and acting like I was too good to be there Did I complain Yes Did I get immensely frustrated at the bureaucracy of the hospital and the way things were run Of course But there is so much to learn if you want toand she clearly didn't She was in that rotation for how many short weeks Twenty And she complained about how run down she was and how it completely beat her up Yes it's exhausting often thankless work But she blatantly admits to giving up on patients after just a few times of working together her group sessions are weak attempts that fizzle after a few minutes and she just clearly resents having to be there So why she listed it as her second choice is beyond me She thought herself better than the patients her peers her supervisors and pretty much everyone she came into contact with I'm glad her supervisors called her out on that She has such an air of entitlement that seems ludicrous to me She ignores an invitation to meet her supervisor before the official start of her internship she repeatedly asks to cancel supervision simply because her client didn't show up that's not all supervision can be used for she refuses to adjust her way of thinking to meet the demands of the environment and yet she sees confused when she is told no one likes her InterestingThis book was an immense letdown It is not a portrayal of the frustrations of being a clinician in a system that truly does need reform It does not inspire thought or call for change Rather it is a whiny journal chronicling a year of this woman's misery that she clearly wrote for her own needs uestionable ethics by the way Which actually fits with her psychoanalytic orientation which is best for people interested in indulging their need to talk about themselves at great length for long periods of time with no goal or end result Yes psychoanalysis is a useful perspective and can be crucial for the therapeutic process However it is not the be all end all of therapy and I'm sorry she doesn't recognized that I respect psychologists I agree that therapyclinicians in general are losing out to the medical model and conseuently patients are suffering We are over medicating and discharging patients without actually helping them Too bad Lockman doesn't write from this perspective and the drastic need for reform that this book claims she does Everyone who picks up this book will become dumber for having read it I award her no points and may God have mercy on her soul