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Learning to Let Go

Sometimes, Too Much Investment in a Client's Recovery Keeps Everyone Stuck

Daphne de Marneffe • 6/19/2018

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.

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Taken Over: Breaking the Spell of Obsession

Daphne de Marneffe • 5/9/2018

A therapist struggles to help an obsessive client with whom she develops an unusual preoccupation.

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Learning to Let Go

Sometimes, Too Much Investment in a Client's Recovery Keeps Everyone Stuck

Daphne de Marneffe • 6/19/2018

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.

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Case Study

Taken Over: Breaking the Spell of Obsession

Daphne de Marneffe • 5/9/2018

A therapist struggles to help an obsessive client with whom she develops an unusual preoccupation.

Magazine Article
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Daphne de Marneffe, PhD, is author of The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together and Maternal Desire: On Children, Love, and the Inner Self. She’s a couple and individual therapist in private practice in Corte Madera, CA.