Archive for the ‘Psychotherapy’ Category

~julian 3.14.05 great line of thought jpt! narcissism in non-clinical ternms usually, as you say, refers to a kind of annoying self-centeredness and inability to relate in a considerate way. we are all like this sometimes – some of us more than others in more clinical terms, i think it’s helpful to make a distinction […]


Jim 3.13.05 One element I’d like to see added to the list of four factors that contribute to therapeutic change is the factor U Chicago psychologist Eugene Gendlin identified in his research. I’ve posted on this before and will paste in just a bit from an earlier post (that I posted on the older version […]


~julian 1.24.05 yes that is called counter transference and a therapist would work on his counter transference with his spiritual guide called a supervisor. he would take responsibility for his stuff” as it gets triggered by the relationships with his clients and work it out elsewhere , so as to keep the space clean for […]


~julian 1.24.05 mark david, even in cases where the client has “seduced” the therapist, the therapist still carries the responsibility in a legal sense and loses their license if they are discovered. it is not a defense to say – well he/she wanted it. they asked for it. they are an adult and have equal […]


MarkDavid 1.24.05 Hi julian. This is a nice riff on transference. And I am a therapist (or post-doc in training in any case), so I empathize with aspects of this view of course. But you must also understand that the notion that people regress in some kind of total fashion in the process of therapy […]


~julian 1.23.05 when anyone is in a position of authority there is a psychological power imbalance. this is not wrong. it is not a choice. it is psychologically unavoidable. it starts with our relationship to parents and other adults when we are kids. we idealize them. we imagine them to be all good, all powerful, […]


~julian 11.27.04 hmmm actually what i am saying heru is that everything is not relative. there is a difference between integral thinking and relativism. this is precisely the new age error: a lack of discernment in the name of non-judgment. you are doing it here too, imo :O) the half right part of you create […]