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Posts Tagged ‘Rupture and Repair’

Rupture and Repair in the Therapeutic Relationship

I’ve said it before: human relationships are messy. Why would your relationship with your therapist be any different? I had just begun my postdoctoral fellowship at a forensic agency, working with individuals mandated to treatment as a requirement of their parole or probation. Many of these individuals had been involved with the justice system since…

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The Importance of Rupture and Repair

Human relationships are messy. We all enter into our relationships with internal working models of others, histories of relationships, a particular worldview and cultural expectations, and intrapsychic needs. Relationships involve a complex, overdetermined mélange of forces which interact in both powerful and subtle ways. It is inevitable that things would get messy, at least from…

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