The Impossibility of Sex: Stories of the Intimate Relationship between Therapist and Client, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Impossibility of Sex

Stories of the Intimate Relationship between Therapist and Client, 1st Edition

By Susie Orbach

Routledge

224 pages

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pub: 2005-03-02
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In these intriguing accounts, The author, the celebrated author of Fat is a Feminist Issue, presents us with six imaginary clinical cases, including Adam, the serial seducer; Belle, the compulsive liar; and Joanne, the self-mutilator. Through them, the author presents an intriguing look into the hidden world of the consulting room. She demonstrates the way the therapist analyses her own feelings as well of those of the other person, making the therapy relationship a uniquely special place in which discoveries can be made, which enable the patient to change. Bravely, she details failure as well as success. The latter is not denoted by a triumphant denouement but by ensuring the patient is enabled to utilise new ways of thinking after therapy.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General