Idealization of the therapist / psychiatrist / doctor / clinician

I think idealization of the therapist is something everybody involved (clients, clinicians and society) participate in...and therapists...quite often enjoy the illusion and can even feed on it...yes. Conscious awareness is vitally important and given the inherent power dynamic it remains the therapists job to help the client understand that they, the therapist, are, indeed, not imbued with special powers. this too helps the client with reality checking and a good sense of their own power vis a vis that of the therapist. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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