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The Tyranny of Time

How Long Does Effective Therapy Really Take?

Jonathan Shedler, Enrico Gnaulati • 3/5/2020

Consider what it takes to master any new and complex skill, say learning a language, playing a musical instrument, or becoming adept at carpentry. If someone promised to make you an expert in six months, you’d suspect they were selling snake oil. Meaningful personal development takes time and effort. Why would psychotherapy be any different?

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The Tyranny of Time

How Long Does Effective Therapy Really Take?

Jonathan Shedler, Enrico Gnaulati • 3/5/2020

Consider what it takes to master any new and complex skill, say learning a language, playing a musical instrument, or becoming adept at carpentry. If someone promised to make you an expert in six months, you’d suspect they were selling snake oil. Meaningful personal development takes time and effort. Why would psychotherapy be any different?

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Enrico Gnaulati, PhD, is a nationally recognized reformer of mental health policy and practice and author of Saving Talk Therapy: How Health Insurers, Big Pharma, and Slanted Science are Ruining Good Mental Health Care. He’s in private practice in Pasadena, California.