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Setting aside my evidence-based conviction that analytically modelled therapy is over-expensive and under-effective, and especially unhelpful ( though always convincing the client that it's highly valuable ) in cases of CSA and trauma -
But experiences of what they would call transference and counter-transference occur in all forms of therapy ( and indeed in many forms of power-diferential relationships, such as at work, where they are rarely if ever recognized as such ).
But I thought that in their analytic training, they were taught to deal with the transference and counter-transference openly in therapy, not just to sit behind the couch or desk and blush ! That's more what I would call Under-The-Counter-Transference !
His remarks, as you quote them, make it unmistakably clear that he IS experiencing counter-transference feelings, so leaving them in the shadows, not quite acknowledged and not discussed, seems unfortunate.
If you were simply imagining or projecting these possinle feelings of his, his reaction would be incomprehensible and utterly unhelpful.
These days, opnly archaeo-paleo-analytts and Carte Blanche believe in the unconscious
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