Saving Detective Goren: First, Diffuse Worst Fear

Usually, I let blatant misrepresentations of my profession in the media simply slide. Who has the time? Plus, psychotherapy isn’t the only one suffering from a “Hollywood makeover”—just ask Ladies of the Night how much their life resembles Julia Roberts’ in Pretty Woman. But, when one of my all-time favorite TV shows, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, ended with a final season that portrayed a therapist completely mishandling the main character Detective Goren, I knew it was time to speak up. Plus, it presented a golden opportunity to discuss some important concepts in therapy that are frequently lost even on therapists. Read the full article here.