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Sexual acting-out in psychotherapy

Sexual acting-out in psychotherapy JUDD MARMOR ROTIC transference reactions on the point in time, depending on a number of E part of patients and problems deal- factors such as age, physical health, the ing with seductive female patients have satisfactory or unsatisfactory state of been dealt with frequently in psychiatric his own sex life and marriage, recency and psychoanalytic literature. There has of drive satisfaction, and the relative been relatively little written, however, attractiveness and/or seductiveness of his patient. Second, the therapist's psy- about seductive psychotherapists and counter-transference sexual acting-out. chological need to be a helping figure, Masters and Johnson make passing (a factor in his choice of profession), is reinforced by the actual needs and de- references to sexual relations between patients and therapists, 5 and more re- pendency of his help-seeking patient. Thus, just as the patient often reacts to cently Dahlberg 1 and Marmor, 4 inde- the therapist in the transference as a pendently have dealt with this issue. Although no profession involving in- wise, good and loving father-figure, the timate contacts with clients or patients therapist's counter-transference may of the opposite sex is immune to hetero- stimulate him to respond as a loving sexual temptation, psychoanalysts and and affectionate http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Journal of Psychoanalysis Springer Journals

Sexual acting-out in psychotherapy

The American Journal of Psychoanalysis , Volume 32 (1): 6 – Mar 1, 1972

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Springer Journals
Copyright
1972 The Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
ISSN
0002-9548
eISSN
1573-6741
DOI
10.1007/BF01872479
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Abstract

JUDD MARMOR ROTIC transference reactions on the point in time, depending on a number of E part of patients and problems deal- factors such as age, physical health, the ing with seductive female patients have satisfactory or unsatisfactory state of been dealt with frequently in psychiatric his own sex life and marriage, recency and psychoanalytic literature. There has of drive satisfaction, and the relative been relatively little written, however, attractiveness and/or seductiveness of his patient. Second, the therapist's psy- about seductive psychotherapists and counter-transference sexual acting-out. chological need to be a helping figure, Masters and Johnson make passing (a factor in his choice of profession), is reinforced by the actual needs and de- references to sexual relations between patients and therapists, 5 and more re- pendency of his help-seeking patient. Thus, just as the patient often reacts to cently Dahlberg 1 and Marmor, 4 inde- the therapist in the transference as a pendently have dealt with this issue. Although no profession involving in- wise, good and loving father-figure, the timate contacts with clients or patients therapist's counter-transference may of the opposite sex is immune to hetero- stimulate him to respond as a loving sexual temptation, psychoanalysts and and affectionate

Journal

The American Journal of PsychoanalysisSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 1, 1972

Keywords: Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis

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