The Misconception about Professional “Boundaries”






The subject of boundaries is very popular in therapy. This post discusses what boundaries are and some common misconception about them.

Professional “boundaries” in therapy is a subject widely discussed among professionals during training, in supervision and peer consultations. It is also a subject frequently brought up during therapy, because understanding and maintaining professional “boundaries” is thought to be an organic part of psychotherapy process. Continue reading “The Misconception about Professional “Boundaries””

Intimacy in Therapy: Reality or Dangerous Illusion?

It is widely accepted among psychotherapists and their clients that the relationship between a therapist and a client, or the so-called “therapeutic relationship”, is both intimate and professional at the same time. I believe, that “intimate” and “professional” dynamics cannot co-exist in the same relationship, but I also believe that it depends on how one defines “intimacy”.

Intimacy, like many other concepts, Continue reading “Intimacy in Therapy: Reality or Dangerous Illusion?”

Transference Dance In Therapy: What Is Counter-Transference?

therapy-2In the previous post on Transference, I discussed the traditional definition of transference and how it undermines therapy effectiveness. I also offered a different, much broader definition that would allow therapists to see clients’ problems and their relationships with clients more clearly and realistically. Continue reading “Transference Dance In Therapy: What Is Counter-Transference?”

Transference Dance In Therapy: What Is Transference?

transferenceIn the introductory article on Transference, I talked about the importance of making the concept of transference public knowledge. Now, let’s talk about transference itself, how the mental health profession defines it and what it really is.

In the nutshell, the classic definition of transference Continue reading “Transference Dance In Therapy: What Is Transference?”