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Transference II

A little over a year ago I finished a successful cognitive therapy (psychological first aid) but with some unsolved problems, panic attacks and erotic transference. My therapist recommended me to group therapy and I have participated in this group for a year. It is a psychodynamic group and I have previously talked about my feelings towards my former therapist in the group. Now I have developed the same feelings towards my group therapist. By your previous answers to similar questions, I understand that it may be important to work with these themes in psychodynamic therapy so that I can learn more about myself and because it can be difficult to succeed in therapy if such issues are ignored. I thought it would be difficult, but not impossible, to talk about this in the group. But I'm not sure if this is appropriate or whether the issue would "take too much space." It is not easy to get to individual sessions as my therapist wants all communications to take place in the group.

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