A provocative account of an imaginary supervision session invites therapists, both novice and seasoned, to examine the rich complexity of our feelings towards our patients.
Several people have alluded to the emotional costs of being a therapist. ‘How do you cope,’ they have asked, ‘having to face other people’s distress day after day?’ It is a very pertinent question. How do we, as therapists, manage to survive our own feelings generated by our encounter with the other? (cont.)
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