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Re: Some definitions

Posted by emmanuel98 on October 8, 2010, at 19:41:47

In reply to Re: Some definitions pegasus, posted by sigismund on October 8, 2010, at 18:54:08

I think most therapists now define transference to include not just repeating past relationships but trying to rework a bad relationship. So attaching to a therapist as a child would to parents (when one had no decent parents to attach to) is considered transference, since the intensity of the emotion and neediness is really above and beyond what the actual relationship entails. Glen Gabbard writes of the "golden fantasy", where patients want their therapist to be there for them and love them always, as parents do. One point of therapy, he says, is to relinquish this fantasy and mourn the loss of that as a child.




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