Doubled Over: A Case of Displaced Phallic Obsession

  • Henry Kellerman

This case was unusual in several ways. First, the patient had been seeing a female therapist at an outpatient clinic, and only a chance encounter with him in the corridor leading to the therapy rooms led to his fervent request for a change to a male therapist. Second, he did not request this change of therapist because he was angry or in any other way opposed to his therapist. Rather he wanted to switch because he felt he couldn’t say things that he needed to say, “In front of a woman–a nice woman like that.”


Initial Consultation Large Breast Female Therapist Large Penis Male Therapist 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry Kellerman
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  1. 1.Postgraduate Center for Mental HealthNew YorkUSA

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