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Re: In Treatment, Sophie

Posted by seldomseen on March 16, 2008, at 15:38:20

In reply to Re: In Treatment, Sophie seldomseen, posted by Dinah on March 16, 2008, at 14:33:47

I see my T in Paul most with Laura, Sophie and Alex. I will also admit that I see some of myself in them too - mostly Laura and Sophie. I was never as overtly sexual or manipulative as Laura, but I see a lot of myself in her. Sophie with her anger and struggle for control - well, that was my 20's (without all the suicide).

My T is a pyschodynamic kind of guy and I guess they must teach the chair posture, arranging of items on the side table, and fingertip touching in psychodynamic school because that's exactly what my T does.

While I wasn't then (and still aren't) privvy to my t's personal feelings about me during the "transference years", I will say that he responded a lot like Paul did with Laura.

I mean we didn't sit on the couch and be all intimate with the hugging and long dramatic gazing into each others eyes, but he was very clear that he did have feelings for me too. But that he wasn't going to exploit them or me. He was firm that we would have a theraputic relationship and nothing else.

I wonder, if you took away the backstory that Paul DOES have feelings for Laura, then the way in which he has handled this situation (at least in therapy) isn't all that uncommon. Perhaps he was even too quick to outright reject her.

I don't know what will happen between Paul and Laura, I suspect that Paul's better sense will pull him back from her, but who knows?

Oh wow! I just started rambling, sorry.





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