There a debate held by Intelligence Squared tonight Psychotherapy has done more harm than good. Lord Layard and Jeffrey Masson were talking about it on Today this morning. Both presented arguments lacking in nuance to my mind. It’s sold out, but I probably wouldn’t have gone anyway as tickets were £25 (grumble, grumble acting to keep knowledge the preserve of privileged elites… – if anyone is going or downloads the mp3 from iTunes please let me know if it was any good)
This article The woman who hates food is interesting. MeMe Roth President of the National Campaign Against Obesity appears to have an abnormal relationship with food. Her parents used to be fat and on the day of the interview she’s not eaten anything and it’s 1530. I’m not good at defence mechanisms – projection or projective identification?