It's a joke that psych students might be more likely than other students to benefit from psych treatment. I'm finding it's truer than I'd thought: fully half of my classmates in this one class I'm taking have come out with some disorder or other, either openly in class or privately to me (and I've had my own issues as well). Some students are currently actively trying to manage their problems. In class, we are called to discuss these same disorders objectively, and to engage in critical debate (which I love to do, sometimes with a fair amount of energy). The last thing I'd want to do, though, is say something that winds up being hurtful to someone (e.g. undermine a treatment they feel benefits them). I do tend to shoot from the hip sometimes, but am practising biting my tongue when it comes to certain ideas, and it's no harm to my education to do that (I can just do my own reading, talk to the prof at office hours if I really have to, etc). But I would love some suggestions around ways to present critical or dissenting arguments in a sensitive way (around controversial topics especially) -- i.e. actual turns of phrase.