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  • This article seems to be common sense for anyone trained in psychotherapy. How to address them being worthy of part of the conversation is obviously the first step in establishing the relationship. In most all therapies there is a transference set up fairly soon in treatment, meaning a transfer of unconscious feelings pertaining to the clients early relationships with parents and later with teachers, drill sgts., commanders, and others in authority over the soldier/vet. transferred to the therapist. And if the therapist is on active duty and an officer outranking that of the client, it is even a bigger issue in the transference. How this manifests in therapy is that the client may try too hard to please, or do the right thing for the therapist, or be overly resistant to working enough in therapy.

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