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Re: For Deborah Lott, when she's guest expert Dinah

Posted by pegasus on May 22, 2005, at 11:27:25

In reply to For Deborah Lott, when she's guest expert, posted by Dinah on May 22, 2005, at 9:42:01

Oh, Cool! I missed that that was going to happen. I *would* like to ask Ms. Lott about this.

And regarding the approximate relationship thing, I've been thinking, and rereading, and what I now think she's trying to say is that the therapy relationship is *more* than it seems, not *less*. I think "approximate" is probably an unfortunate word for it. I think she's saying that the therapy relationship is real, in the sense that we have actual relationships with our therapists. And in addition to that it's also approximating important relationships from the past that we need to work on. That's the symbolic part. So, I guess I'd rather call it a complex relationship with real and symbolic parts.

Not to beat a dead horse or anything . . .





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