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A slave for two masters

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A slave for two masters
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countertransference of a wounded healer in the treatment of a "difficult to treat" adolescent
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Cuseglio
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Ralph
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1976-
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Ralph Cuseglio
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Rutgers University
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School of Social Work
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2015
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2015-10
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2015
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eng
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The aim of this case study is to analyze intense countertransference experienced by a therapist while treating a “difficult to treat” adolescent patient. During treatment, the therapist struggled to recognize much of his subjective countertransference and its impact on the treatment. This paper will discuss the reasons for this and the manner in which both subjective and objective countertransference played a role. In doing so, the therapist discusses how his childhood experiences and the subsequent assumption of Carl Jung’s wounded healer archetype fueled the countertransference in ways that were concurrently beneficial and detrimental to the treatment. The patient’s symptoms, behavior, and family system are also examined to illustrate how they uniquely contributed to the intense feelings evoked in the therapist. Topics of abandonment, omnipotence, curative fantasies, Borderline Personality Disorder, biblical myth, and childhood trauma are explored throughout this paper, as they uniquely intersected to create a complex web of psychodynamics between therapist and patient. This is demonstrated primary through an interpretation of the patient’s final session and the therapist’s dream following treatment. Finally, implications for wounded healers’ self-disclosure are examined, reflections of the treatment are offered, and suggestions made for the recognition and management of countertransference wounded healers are prone to feel while working with ‘difficult to treat’ patients.
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Social Work
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Adolescent psychotherapy--Case studies
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Psychotherapists
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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DSW
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by Ralph Cuseglio
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School of Social Work DSW Case Studies Collection
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doi:10.7282/T36H4KD2
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ETD doctoral
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Cuseglio
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Ralph
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2015-07-13 14:49:56
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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2018-07-13
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2019-07-31
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