In Session: The Bond Between Women and Their Therapists

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Henry Holt and Company, Mar 6, 2000 - Psychology - 336 pages
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Why do clients develop such profound feelings for their therapists? Why do so many women in therapy fall in love, and what happens when they do? Deborah Lott sought out the stories of nearly 300 women in therapy to provide this unprecedented perspective on the psychotherapy bond. What they told her dramatically reveals the dilemmas of being in a relationship that is at once so intimate, yet so formally constrained. The first book to help women navigate the therapeutic alliance, In Session offers guidance to those who panic at becoming attached to someone whose time they must buy. In Session goes beyond a simplistic condemnation of sexual transgression to describe the complex gamut of clients' feelings that surround these alliances. In the end, In Session is a profound meditation on the nature of love, and its boundaries, in all human relationships.

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Basing her work on a research questionnaire and in-depth interviews, journalist Lott seeks to explore the therapeutic relationship from the patient's point of view. In traditional Freudian theory, the ... Read full review

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Deborah A. Lott is a writer and editor specializing in psychology, medicine, and health.

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