By Richard E. Johnson
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You seem to be saying . you were so . C. I was pretty ugly . let's face it . (strained laughter) . T. You were so . ugly . at the time that you deserved to have your face slapped and beaten around . C. (Hesitant) No . no . I don't think I deserved that, but with her being the way she was I guess she couldn't help it . as I get older, I see these things . when I was a child . I can't remember too much outside of fear . I definitely was afraid of her . scared to death of her . but I think I always believed that what she said was right .
No . they think I'm Santa Claus or somethin' . I saw somethin' that looked like Christ in my sleep one night . course it's all distorted now, I guess . but he was real handsome and he looked angry, but he was clean shaven and had long rich gold hair and his eyes glowed and had lights in them . The second interview was important because there was a period of prolonged emotional contact between us. The contact persisted in 54 spite of gaps in the logical dialogue. I held one of her hands and then the other during the interaction.
The task now is to discover modes of therapist involvement which can construct an encounter when the reflective mode of empathy has failed. I begin here. A young male client argues: ". " I had failed. The reflective mode had not fused an experiential bond between us. Yet I had pushed empathy to its limit through a wide range of fears: H onosexuality C. Well, I don't trust men particularly . this is kind of ridiculous, but I really got this thing going about queers, 'cause I've had so many run-ins with them .