in Session: the bond between women and their therapists

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


About the universal eclectic

writer.poet.screenwriter. animal activist. support progressive political causes. film maker & photographer. advocate for the protection of children from child sexual, physical, emotional and spiritual abuse. lgbtq activist. lesbian. animal advocate. animal lover. daily journaling. dream interpretation. write poetry. fiction(novels & short stories).semi-autobiographical books. screenplays & blogs. cinephile. anglophile. technophile. love theatre. great television(esp. british).films. love books. love reading. collect quotations. collect dvds. love music (eclectic tastes). addicted to laptop computer. internet. facebook. twitter & other social networking. 'surfing' the net. wikipedia. texting. ustream. wordpress. blogging. love my family of 2 humans(myself & my partner) & 12 animals: 1 amazon parrot (saki). (6 cats (sanji, sigmund, schroeder, spike, soyer & spootiepaws). 1 rat (max). 2 degues (bubble & squeak) & 2 chinchillas (sagan & sundance). love animals. worked for humane society for 14 yrs. worked at westport public library as intern. worked at bennington college library. student assistant in college. co-produced gay & lesbian radio show at yale university. member of yale lesbians. board member of new haven, ct women’s' center. love stana katic. her films & her tv show 'castle' -my guilty pleasure. passion for & study of psychotherapy & other forms of psychology. believe in love as a metaphysical state of being. in love with being in love. support legalizing marijuana. support releasing non-violent drug offenders from prison. support abolishing the death penalty. support a woman's right to choose. support the arts in schools. support federal funding of pbs. npr & nea. stopping the government from being taken over by the gop and tea baggers. support for medicare, medicaid and health care for all.
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