Emotional Intelligence for Self-Control Is Replacing Psychoanalyses
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#1 Dec 29, 2010
One of the quietest trends in psychotherapy is the recognition on the part of some prominent Beverly Hills Psychoanalysts of the value of Emotional Intelligence Coaching focused on self-control. Even Candidates in Psychoanalysis are undergoing coaching as a part of their psychoanalytic training experience.
Some Case Examples:
Case: A prominent psychoanalyst referred a 42- year old male for Anger Management Coaching as a result of aggressive behavior. The client was told that he could not continue in treatment with the psychiatrist unless he also enrolled in coaching for EQ/Anger Management. This client had been in treatment with the same psychiatrist for eight years. His initial reason for seeking psychoanalysis was for problems in managing anger.
Result: Following his initial assessment, he explained that he understood the reasons for his behavior as well as what triggered his angry episodes but was never told what to do about it. His scores on the Pre Test indicated deficits in self-awareness, self-control, empathy, assertive communication, social awareness and relationship management. He scored high in aggression and high in motivation to change. He proved to be an excellent participant who successfully completed coaching as well as aftercare.
Case: A 62- year- old retired businessman was seen at the suggestion of his Analyst after 25 years of psychoanalyses. He was able to trace his initial problems managing anger to age six. He had struggled with anger for much of his adult life and had been exposed to a wide range of self-help groups as well as individual and group treatments. His uncontrollable anger was a factor in three divorces and many conflicts in business.
Result: As a result of his scores on the initial assessment, he was convinced that there was hope for him to increase his scores in self-awareness, self-control, social awareness and relationship management as well as life satisfactions, trust radius, compassion and intuition. At his insistence, he attended coaching five days per week over a six- month period. At $250 per hour, the cost was phenomenal yet the results were, in his view, worth the cost.
Case: The ER of a major Los Angeles Hospital referred a 32-year old woman for periodic loss of control in disciplining her two young children. The referring psychiatry concluded that the client did not have a diagnosable DSM disorder but needed skill enhancement in self-awareness and self-control/anger management.
Result: This client participated in 12 weekly coaching sessions in addition to 6 months of aftercare with great results. The keys to her success were motivation to change as well as specific skill enhancement coaching in emotional intelligence.
In summary, Emotional Intelligence can and should not be attempted for the treatment of nervous or mental disorders. However, EQ/Anger Management coaching is excellent for teaching skills in a wide range of emotional intelligence areas.
#2 Sep 18, 2011
Isn't there a time to release anger.
There seems to be such heavy emphasis on keeping it in. Depression is believed to be anger directed on one self. This article was what opened the question up
before reading this post.
As for emotional intelligence, is that something one can increase?
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