PsychiatryTalk

Posts Tagged ‘insight’

When the Therapist Dislikes the Patient

Posted on March 30th, 2011 by Dr. Blumenfield

This blog examines that situation where a psychotherapist realizes that he or she doesn’t like a particular patient. The therapist needs to understand this feeling within him or herself. Referring the patient to a colleague is discussed as an option as well as getting help from a colleague or supervisor in sorting out these feelings. The awareness of negative feelings and countertransference by the therapist can helpful in doing effective psychotherapy.

Shanghai Girls-Insightful Novel

Posted on July 28th, 2010 by Dr. Blumenfield

Shanghai Girls a novel about two Chinese sisters and their struggles in becoming immigrants in the United States is reviewed. The book is quite engrossing as well as providing empathic insights into the immigrant experience.