in session: the bond between women and their therapists
by deborah a. lott
should be required reading for anyone in the field of psychotherapy. therapists & clients would find a more meaningful relationship if they were made aware of the discoveries written about in this book. It would open up dialogging between therapist & client to discuss transference & relieve the shame of having deep feelings develop in the relationship. It also gives clear observations of what is a healthy & ethical therapeutic relationship & when it’s time to end the relationship. there should be no sexual relationship with your client during or after the ending of treatment. There is a two year period of time when any contact should be made & under most circumstances no romantic connections should be acted upon after that two year period of time. this book is filled with so much information written after extensive interviews with clients & therapists & those in the field of psychotherapy. It is thorough & the best book written on the subject of the relationships that develops during psychotherapy between the client and her therapist. I am rereading it b/c it is that good & there is so much material covered. If you are thinking of going into therapy I highly recommend this book to give you a better understanding of what to expect & how to handle the course of your own therapy.
reviewed by maggie christian