Friday, July 20, 2018

The Power Differential and Therapy

https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/power-differential-why-it-matters-so-much-in-therapy-1009154 In the helping professions, the power differential has great value. Used wisely and appropriately, it creates a safe, well-boundaried, professional context for growth and healing. More specifically, when used ethically and effectively, the power differential offers people in therapy, students, supervisees, and patients some important assurances: Confidence in their caregiver’s

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Psychoanalysis: the dynamics of power in the therapeutic relationship

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/straight-talk/201804/psychoanalysis-today In the United States, psychoanalysis has evolved under the influence of a number of characteristic American attitudes including a tendency towards optimism, and the philosophy of American egalitarianism. Another important factor is that many of today’s leading analysts came of age during the cultural revolution in the 1960’s — a

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#Women #less #vulnerable #corruption #men

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/10/17/why-do-so-many-powerful-men-behave-like-harvey-weinstein-this-psychologist-has-some-theories/?utm_term=.5cc573ad21c7 Keltner said he used to believe that women in power would abuse that power as much as men. But new data has emerged showing that such women are less vulnerable to corruption than men, he said. In addition, men are more likely than women to engage in sexual aggression. “It may

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