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McWilliams, N. (2013). The Impact of My Own Psychotherapy on My Work as a Therapist. Psychoanal. Psychol., 30(4):621-626.

(2013). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 30(4):621-626

How and Why Personal Therapy Matters

The Impact of My Own Psychotherapy on My Work as a Therapist

Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D., ABPP

In this paper I will talk autobiographically about some effects of my personal psychoanalysis on my clinical work. I do not claim any emblematic status for my experience; it is idiosyncratic to me, of course, but some aspects of my personal journey as a patient, and its effects on my work as a therapist, are consistent with what Drs. Geller, Norcross, and Orlinsky have found about the connections between receiving and giving psychotherapy.

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