Sometimes, Too Much Investment in a Client's Recovery Keeps Everyone Stuck
By Daphne de Marneffe - After decades in practice, I still find myself blindsided by certain clients in ways that both humble and mystify me. I’ve learned that if I’m going to be helpful to these clients, I have to work through something difficult in myself. Our ability to inhabit our clients' experiences is part of what makes us good therapists, but there’s always a delicate balancing act in not getting too involved.
Taken Over: Breaking the Spell of Obsession
A therapist struggles to help an obsessive client with whom she develops an unusual preoccupation.