HBO’s In Treatment Season 1

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In Treatment — the first week

So now we have seen Paul with each of the four patients and also seen him with Gina — his therapist/supervisor/sounding board. Themes emerge.  ~~ Laura with her disappointment in
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In Treatment: Sophie

Tonight we meet Sophie, a 16 yr old who has come to see Paul for a professional evaluation for her lawsuit. We see that both of her arms are in
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In Treatment: Laura

I am happy to report, as has Glen Gabbard in Slate, that In Treatment does a good job of portraying psychotherapy reasonably accurately. The session, condensed as it is into 30 minutes, manages
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In Treatment: Alex

Tonight we meet Alex, Tuesday’s patient. Alex is a Navy pilot, arrogant and challenging who has sought out Paul because his friend and others told him Paul is the best
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In Treatment: Jake and Amy

Today we meet Jake and Amy. Jake is restless and agitated because he has arrived for the appointment with Paul and Amy has not. He paces, makes calls trying to
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In Treatment: Paul

I wish it were more common that therapists chose to be in therapy themselves, but surprisingly it is less common than most people think. It is not a requirement of
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In Treatment Season 2

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Week 1: April

A young woman, April, is sitting in the waiting area. Paul opens the door and invites her in. Paul’s office has large bay windows and is comfortably furnished. April walks
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Week 1: Mia

Paul has made some major changes since we left him. He is now divorced from Kate and lives in Brooklyn. Each weekend he commutes back to Maryland to see his
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Week 1: Oliver

Oliver and Paul are sitting on the couch. Oliver asks if they have to wait for his mother and father. They decide to play cards while they wait. Oliver suggests
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In Treatment Season 2: Thoughts on Week 1

A long time ago a clinical supervisor told me we get the patients that we need in this process in which both therapist and patient become immersed. With that thought
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In Treatment: Gina

Paul is on the train. A large man takes the seat next to him and starts eating and talking. Paul looks uncomfortable. He lies to the man when asked what
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In Treatment: Walter

Paul is on the phone leaving a message for his kids about a visit scheduled for the next week. Walter arrives for a first appointment. A well-dressed man who comments
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In Treatment Season 3

HBO Intreatment character Adele

Season 3 Week 1: Paul and Adele

Paul is on the phone and is holding Gina’s book.  He is in a waiting room of another doctor. He and Wendy are discussing arrangements for the evening. Adele comes
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hBO Intreatment cast Frances

In Treatment Season 3 Week 1: Frances

Paul is putting water into a vase with some white peonies. He opens the door and his patient is there — early. Thus we meet Frances, whose sister, Patricia, was
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In Treatment Season 3 Week 1 Jesse

Paul is reading the NY review of books. He sees an ad for Gina’s book. Then a knock on the door. He opens the door to a flash going off
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In Treatment Season 3 Week 1: Sunil

Episode opens with Paul talking on the phone to his son. And we learn thus that his wife has moved in with another man and Max doesn’t like him. He
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In Treatment Season 3 Week 2 Sunil

Paul is seeing a doctor who is doing neurological tests.  Paul is on the phone talking with Kate. Talking about Max –defending the school near his home. They argue. He
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HBO Intreatment character Adele

In Treatment Season 3: Adele

Paul is leaving a message for Gina — he has left a message before and hasn’t heard from her. He says she has made some pretty interesting character choices in
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