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Re: Maybe it's not such a good idea....

Posted by pegasus on October 4, 2010, at 10:07:00

In reply to Re: Maybe it's not such a good idea.... obsidian, posted by Dinah on October 2, 2010, at 18:13:57

> I need to think of a polite way to tell him that no matter what desensitization work we do, it won't be helpful for that to include stories about him.
>

Yeah, this seems to be an important point.

My new T likes to tell stories about himself, too. He likes it a bit too much, actually. It seems to be a real art.

I had a T once who was very good at self disclosure, and it (almost) always was beneficial to my therapy. This new guy has said that sometimes at the beginning it's helpful in putting the client at ease for him to talk about himself, so we can get to know each other. But there's this fine, fuzzy line between assisting the therapy, and simply enjoying blabbing about himself. I think the trick is to keep track of the first even as the second arises.

Your T seems to be losing track of the first around this tricky issue.

- Peg

 

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