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Re: I got my wish (long) Dinah

Posted by crushedout on February 5, 2004, at 19:14:18

In reply to Re: I got my wish (long) crushedout, posted by Dinah on February 5, 2004, at 18:18:32

> >
> > She had finished reading "In Session" and returned it to me. We started off talking about that, how it was hard for her to read it, there was stuff that she recegnized as her own mistakes in there.
> > She said she found it hard to live up to the ideal of keeping her needs out of the room entirely.
> > She got a little uncomfortable, like she wasn't sure she wanted to answer me or make me talk. We had a long silence. Then she said she got the impression she was tantalizing to me, that I felt like she'd given me mixed messages. I said that was true.
> If these were things my therapist said to me, I'd ask him to get some supervision. They seem like struggles to me. But perhaps I'm wrong.

Sh*t, I can't help but engage! I hope I'm not being annoying. I see all of these as examples of why she *doesn't* need supervision (as much as most other Ts, anyway) because she's aware and being honest about her limitations and bringing all of this stuff out in the open. She feels (and I tend to agree) that Lott's idea that a therapist should keep all of her needs out of the room is an ideal, not something that Ts can actually fully live up to. So I don't see this as a problem, that she's willing to admit to her weaknesses.

It's hard because I've presented this imperfectly. When she was saying it, I'm sure it didn't sound so -- incriminating's not the right word, but I don't know what is.




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