29 April, 2015
Dr. Haas is one of the few doctors in this area that still does psychotherapy for his patients, therefore allowing his patients to receive complete regimental treatment for any and all of their psychiatric problems.
The process of psychotherapy can be more usefully described as helping others construct a more coherent and generative life narrative. This does not mean disregarding facts but rather understanding that a growing body of memory research indicates that the past is often unconsciously reconstructed to fit present needs–mostly in search of a coherent identity.
The idea is that one’s basic sense of self is the autobiographical narrative one constructs for self, internalized early objects and important here-and-now others.