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Re: Least favorite words/phrases from therapists.

Posted by LibraryGirl on January 24, 2009, at 16:35:57

In reply to Least favorite words/phrases from therapists., posted by Dinah on January 24, 2009, at 13:15:17

Hm, I could probably think of a few choice ones from my former T, but I'll stick to ones I don't like in general:

(forgive me if I've already posted something someone else wrote; I didn't read all of the responses) -

"Relationship" - I hate this word in terms of therapy; maybe b/c of the disaster my last therapeutic "relationship" was and how much emphasis former T put on "the relationship" and how "the relationship" left me traumatized and confused, and with my current T the last thing I was from her is a "relationship" of any sort

"transference" - as Dinah mentioned; I just hate the word and the concept. I'm sure its valid and that it happens, but I also don't think that ALL feelings for our T's (and theirs for us) is some sort of transference. Put two real humans into a room and talk about intense personal things for a lengthy period of time, one or both of them are going to feel something for the other. Or maybe I'm delusional, I don't know.

"Care" - I don't like this word. The "I care about you" debate (as what? a patient/client? a person? How? personally? professionally?). Ugh, it makes me tired.

I'm sure there are more but those are the top three.




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