Month: December 2012

  • Working with Projection

    What do we mean by projection? Projection occurs when we attribute to someone else a feeling, thought, or impulse that belongs to ourselves or someone else. Although projection is often thought of as a “primitive” defense, that is not always true. In fact, everybody uses projection at one time or another. Remember a few years…

  • Exploring Feelings Toward the Therapist

    When do we explore feelings toward the therapist? For most of us who were initially trained in other models of therapy, it can be a bit scary to ask patients about their feelings toward us. We are comfortable asking patients about feelings they have toward people in their current relationships or toward their parents. But…