volume 50, issue 1, P11-19 1977
DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8341.1977.tb02392.x
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Abstract: As an essential aim of psychotherapy is to change in order to develop and grow the patient has to give up some mal-adaptive patterns of behaviour and out-of-date values and belief systems. The inevitable losses involved in this process are discussed in detail. The losses the patient has to face when entering therapy are considered first, followed by consideration of the losses he encounters when during therapy he has to change his attitudes towards himself and others, including the giving up of infanitle wishe…

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