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Re: commitment from therapist

Posted by pegasus on April 14, 2010, at 8:15:35

In reply to commitment from therapist, posted by deerock on April 14, 2010, at 7:29:05

I agree.

The only thing is that sometimes therapists will bring their reactions into the room like that if they think it's something you do in your regular life, and they're trying to help you see how it affects other people and leads to reactions that are problematic for you. But in my experience, they usually are more explicit about the fact that they're doing that, and it sounds less personal. Something more like, "There have been several occasions lately when you've mentioned that you're not sure you want to stay in therapy. That seems similar to challenging times you've described in other relationships. For example, it reminds me of the time you said XXX to YYY, and then they stopped calling you. I want to let you know that I have a similar impulse when that pattern happens in here. I bring it up because I think it might be helpful to talk about how that kind of thing affects the people in your life.

But that's not happening in your therapy, so I might conclude that either your T is out of line, or not very skilled at what she's trying to do, therapeutically.

Good luck with this. Let us know how it goes.





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