Political Countertransference

Coping with the Hateful in Patients (Vol. 1, Issue 40)

Whether resulting from mercury rising, solar flaring, or Shiva dancing, two patients uttered highly troubling remarks during one recent week.

I wondered if someone had cursed my consulting room.

One patient, commenting on the January 7, 2021 insurrection, said:

Those were just a bunch of passionate patriots wearing Halloween costumes and doing nothing.

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