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Someone once suggested to

Someone once suggested to me that a potential therapist is a person who is interested in and talented at mucking around in others tacit knowledge or unconscious. This person would make observations about their patient’s unconscious’ activities, a task the patient is incapable of performing themselves.  Then, the therapist should use these understandings to facilitate storytelling activity in their patient. 

The therapist would also have to communicate with the person’s consciousness or I-function.  The choice and execution of interacting with a patient or their brain on both levels is interesting.  Strikes me as a bit of a juggling act for the therapist.  Yet juggling, once achieved, is an unconscious activity.  So did I just incorporate the therapist’s unconscious in the interaction?  This description superficially fits with our discussion of the interpersonal loop in class.

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