Monthly Archives: February 2012

Countertransference and The Skill Set of the Therapist

Therapists frequently have to listen to their clients espouse points of view with which they disagree. Sometimes these points of view are very powerfully stated and held by the client. Often they are not logical, they are primitive, gut level … Continue reading

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The Therapist and the Borderline; doing therapy with an Axis II Disorder

Most of the therapists I know do not want to work with Axis II disorders. They find them very resistant to treatment and very emotionally exhausting for the therapist. Among these Axis II disorders is what we call Borderline Personality … Continue reading

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The Constancy of Change

I don’t know why we are so afraid of change. Change is the only constant in our lives. Everything changes, all the time. Yet, most people work up a great deal of anxiety about the possibility of impending changes. As … Continue reading

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The Black Hole of Depression

Treating the Black Hole of Depression One of the difficulties of the therapist treating depression is that it hard to develop a lot of sympathy for depressed people. They don’t look like they are broken, they don’t have a visible … Continue reading

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