Dr. Yalom's Case Study

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At the beginning of the first session, Thelma immediately revealed her reason for the visit to Dr. Yalom. For eight years, she had kept it inside of her, the intimate relationship with her former therapist, Mathew, that only lasted for twenty-seven days (Yalom 44). He has violated the basic code of a licensed practitioner, taking advantage of his client, Thelma damaging her emotionally. Dr. Yalom’s anger grew larger toward Mathew. He had assumed at this moment Mathew was another therapist taking advantages of their clients (29-37). Dr. Yalom’s anger shifted to curiosity of why Mathew had done what he did. Lead to assumptions if he may have had personal conflict with women in general, perhaps with his mother and “mistook the love desired
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