Violent Projective Identification

Most Relevant in Working With Primitive Mental States (Vol. 1, Issue 31)

In one of the most terrifying moments of my four-decade career, a female patient proclaimed seconds after walking into my consulting room:

I have downloaded the Board of Psychology complaint form. When I leave here, I will submit it and then meet with an attorney who will file a lawsuit against you.

I spent the rest of this meeting, which was around 15 …

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