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Default Re: Has anyone successfully worked through their transference?

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Originally Posted by feralkittymom View Post
"All consuming therapist entanglement" is not the same as transference. Anything that results in a feeling of addiction, of life hinges on contact with the therapist, of desperation both in the presence of and away from a therapist, is not transference work.



You all are describing highly dysfunctional relations that are not a part of functional transference therapy with competent therapists. Apples and oranges. Not all therapists nor all clients are suited to transference work, nor is it applicable to all situations. And no, I'm not interested in a debate about the system as inherently dysfunctional, nor of therapists using "transference" to entrap clients, and will not engage in such baiting as that would be a derailment of the thread.
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When a childís emotional needs are not met and a child is repeatedly hurt and abused, this deeply and profoundly affects the childís development. Wanting those unmet childhood needs in adulthood. Looking for safety, protection, being cherished and loved can often be normal unmet needs in childhood, and the survivor searches for these in other adults. This can be where survivors search for mother and father figures. Transference issues in counseling can occur and this is normal for childhood abuse survivors.
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