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Re: Odd Therapy Experience daisym

Posted by mair on August 11, 2004, at 7:58:27

In reply to Odd Therapy Experience, posted by daisym on August 11, 2004, at 0:36:33

I've had the experience you describe (at least fleetingly) when I speak with therapists I know in non-therapeutic settings. I think it has something to do with the words they use, and the manner they have towards other people.

My son has seen a therapist a couple of times this summer. Recently, I went to meet with her without him and in her office. I had to remind myself a couple of times that my role in this meeting was very different from the patient-role I play the rest of the time. So I had to concentrate harder to listen to her and what she was saying about my son, because sometimes in my own therapy, I feel as if I go on "auto-pilot" and my attention drifts. And a couple of times, I was aware that the therapy "me" would've answered a couple of questions very differently from the mother "me."

Like Falls, I agree that we're the same people, but I do think we assume somewhat different personnas in therapy and certainly we expose ourselves in ways that, for most, are very different.





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