Dr. Steve Diamond writes:
Over the past eight years Psychology Today has provided me with the rare privilege of publishing my blog “Evil Deeds” here at this site, an opportunity for which I feel fortunate and thankful. During this period, I (like many other PT bloggers) have received literally thousands of comments and questions from you, our faithful readers, in response to my various postings. I have always found your welcome comments, critiques and questions to be intelligent, inquisitive, thoughtful, challenging, perceptive, and sometimes, deeply personal, and truly enjoy responding to them to the best of my ability. In certain ways, these more personal comments in particular–with their detailed descriptions of various symptoms, problematic behaviors or relationships–and my own responses, have always struck me as being somewhat akin to what we might call a “mini-consultation” : a succinct professional exchange between psychologist and suffering, frustrated, confused or simply curious reader. Often, these same readers would then respond to my responses or to each other’s, entering into a spirited to and fro discussion or debate, evoking additional animated and often self-disclosing and supportive comments from more readers, not too unlike what happens in group therapy. Or in a psychology classroom or online course. These dynamic interactions between professionals and the public and between the readers, are part of what makes the PT site so unique, relevant, informative, valuable and vital in my view.
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