Michael Hailparn

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Some patients, during the course of treatment, will deliberately use the time in their sessions with what the authors refer to as "Reporting Data." "Reporting" is defined as those times when the patient begins speaking of events in their life in a casual, almost social manner. Descriptions of particular social engagements, gossipy news, work related(More)
The Catholic patient presents a unique challenge to the therapist because of the special psychological dynamics they present. Issues such as shame, guilt, masochism, anger, sex, and magical thinking, take on a unique significance when applied to Catholic patients. These issues are a constant struggle for the Catholic because they represent “mortal sins.”(More)
Masochism is a complex emotion that can be tenacious and ruthless in inflicting psychic pain on selected patients. It is the authors' intent to illuminate the intrapsychic dynamics of two patterns of self-defeating masochism. One is cognitive in nature, in which the patient's masochism is limited to their thoughts, without acting it out behaviorally. When,(More)
Envy is not an amorphous feeling and can be seen as consisting of four distinct dimensions, labeled identification, confrontive, redirecting, and medea. Just as we have to be aware of the traditional stages of psychosexual and psychosocial stages of development, we need to be alert as to what dimension of envy the patient may be experiencing at any given(More)
Children present some unique challenges to the therapist regarding treatment. Unlike adult patients, they are obviously still dependent upon the parent for transportation, the payment of fees, and the success or failure of treatment. Thus the parents make the ultimate decision to continue or terminate treatment. But sometimes a parent's characterological(More)
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