Saturday, March 29, 2014

Resistance and the Therapeutic Alliance

Sometimes, I have to tell patients things they don't want to hear. This happened with one of my patients this last week. He got so angry with me that he called me a "f*cking b*tch". I replied "it's DOCTOR f*cking b*tch".

There was a pause, then we both started laughing. He then said, "alright DOCTOR Bacchus, what do WE need to do?".


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