The Impossibility of Sex: Stories of the Intimate Relationship between Therapist and Patient

The Impossibility of Sex: Stories of the Intimate Relationship between Therapist and Patient by Susie Orbach 0684864274 9780684864273
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The conventional view of a patient in therapy has been that of someone who forms a powerful, erotic bond with the therapist. On the other hand, the view of the therapist has been that of a neutral listener, emotionally unaffected by the patient. But what really does go on within the sacrosanct space of the therapists office?Distinguished psychotherapist Susie Orbach provides the answers as she presents six stories of patients, all of whom suffer from such common afflictions as depression, loneliness, compulsive eating, consuming sexual desires, and fear of attachment. In each story, Orbach reveals not just the clients problems, but -- with startling honesty -- the effect the client has on her as therapist.The Impossibility of Sexbreaks new ground by taking us into the center of the therapy relationship, one usually shrouded by therapist-client confidentiality. From the unlikely role the therapist plays in the troubled relationship of two lesbians to the unsettling dreams the therapist experiences while treating a man consumed by sexual desire, Orbach illuminates the complex human interactions at the heart of the therapeutic process and the joint discoveries that contribute to its effectiveness.

Author: Susie Orbach

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 256

Publisher: Touchstone

Publication Date: 2002-03-12


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