“My prolonged CPE training (16 units; 1987-1995…clearly I was on the long trail) had a very particular focus to what I will broadly call research. The overwhelming focus of that journey was the understanding and integration of self which in turn guided the care I provided.
Research was, if you will, particularly focused on intra- and inter-personal experiences.
Certainly, I do not question the importance of that focus. Those who have spent much time seeking to discern what goes into the “me” and the “you” experiences appreciate the wonder, complexities and consternations of it all. For the OCD among us (my hand is raised), it’s a box that never gets checked as completed. For me, though, the unintended consequence was assuming that most all I needed to know in those me-you experiences could be found by looking within and between them.”
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