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When the Therapist Dislikes the Patient

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When the Therapist Dislikes the Patient

Post  Admin on Thu May 05, 2011 2:44 pm

What should psychotherapists do if they realize that they don’t like a particular patient who has come to them for help?

- “Why don’t I like this patient?”
- “What do I know about myself that might help me to understand these feelings?”
- Can I work with my own feelings and try to help the patient or are these feelings too strong for me to objectively work with the patient?"
- "Am I just not inclined to work with the patient, even if I understand why I feel this way?”

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