Best By a Gazillion Miles?

Hi Web visitors,

Here is a wonderful email I got from Lee Davie (aka the NeedyHelper, who kindly invited me on his terrific Alcohol and Addiction Podcast).

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Hi David,

I love all of your shows but the live session is the best by a gazillion miles. You have stumbled upon an incredible vein of value for so many people.

Lee

Thanks, Lee for those kind words. I am really happy you (and a number of others) have responded positive to our live therapy segments on the Feeling Good Podcasts. I agree that this is a unique way for therapists and the general public alike to learn about the new TEAM-CBT. I am also indebted to Mark, our “patient” for the broadcasts, for his big heart, compassion, and generosity.

You can listen to my weekly Feeling Good Podcasts on iTunes, or right here on this website!

2 thoughts on “Best By a Gazillion Miles?

  1. Hi David, this is Dan Prine. Looking at your live session it looks like you and Jill are sitting at a table across from your client. A lot of paperwork is typical during team therapy, and during your workshop demonstrations you are very close and engaged with the client. Is the table set up atypical due to the taping situation?

    • Hi Dan,

      We are just crammed in in my office, using what’s available. I have always felt that the magic was in the method, and not in the office, and never had a really fancy office when I was in clinical practice. In fact, one of my earliest challenging, but highly rewarding, patients was a young woman with years of horrific depression and suicidal and self-mutilating urges. Prior to meeting with me, she had been hospitalized involuntarily for prolonged periods of time, and no one had been able to help her.

      She was still hospitalized when I first began working with her, and I did not have hospital privileges at that hospital. However, the president of the hospital said I could meet with her twice a week on the bleachers for the baseball field behind the hospital to do cognitive therapy, which was totally new at the time. And it worked just fine! After several weeks, she improved enough to be discharged, and enrolled in a top ivy league college. She insisted she was so stupid she would flunk out, but graduated first in her class four years later! I wrote about here in my first book, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy.

      Good to her from you, Danny!

      David

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