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Sexual Life pp 216-230 | Cite as

Erotic Feelings in Therapy

  • Stephen B. Levine
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)

Abstract

Part of the fullness of the patient’s love is its imagery of the therapist as sexual partner. Why should the patient not love a therapist who consistently provides a high quality affective connection, calm clear thinking, and a reliable interest in the patient’s happiness?

Keywords

Sexual Partner Heterosexual Woman Woman Therapist Sexual Feeling Psychodynamic Therapy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen B. Levine
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  1. 1.Center for Human Sexuality, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospitals of ClevelandCase Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA

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