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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.