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How many psychotherapists does it take to change a light bulb? 

Only one, but the bulb must genuinely want to change. 

How many behaviorists does it take to change a light bulb? 
None. Ignore it and socialize near brightly lit bulbs. The deviant bulb will modify its behavior. 

How many Freudians does it take to change a light bulb? 
The burned out state of the bulb is only symptomatic. You must understand the underlying causes of its failure before you change anything. 

How many Gestalt psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? 
None. They surround it with brightly lit bulbs and it will appear to the eye that all are lit. 

How many phenomenological psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? 
We should consider the phenomenon of darkness without making assumptions about its source. 

How many social psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? 
All of them. 

How many industrial psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? 
What proportion of bulbs like this have burned out previously? 

How many feminist psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? 
That’s not funny! 

How many statisticians does it take to change a light bulb? 
Don't bother. No inference can be made from one light bulb. 

How many forensic psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? 
How long has it been burned out? 

How many child psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? 
I forbid you to change that bulb! 

How many Jungian psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? 
None. We need to accept shadow to achieve balance. 

How many cognitive psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? 
Three. One to stack wooden crates to reach the bulb, one to verbalize her thought processes aloud as she unscrews it, and one to count backward by threes the whole time. 

How many non-directive therapists does it take to change a light bulb? 
What I’m hearing is that you’d like to change the bulb, is that right? 

How many humanistic psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? 
It is harmful to label a bulb as burned-out. We must celebrate each bulb’s unique individuality. 

How many existential psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? 
You misunderstand the situation. The bulb speaks to our essential bulbness. 

How many game theorists does it take to change a light bulb? 
You change yours first then I’ll decide what to do with mine.