The 13th Summer Symposium at the Lübstorf Clinic with 140 guests focused on the relationship in psychotherapy.
"Being in love with a patient or idealizing a therapist is relatively common in psychotherapy. This is normal, we work with her, "says Dr. Thomas Fischer, chief physician at the Lübstorf Medical Center, who has already organized a summer symposium at his institution on the 13th, this year's topic is psychotherapy, 140 guests from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg and Saxony followed an invitation to lectures and various workshops. "Most mental illnesses are in disorder relationships. Many diseases are caused by early experiences of relationships and lead to recurring behavioral patterns of the patients. Then everything about therapy in relationships, especially in relationships, "says Fischer, who also works as a therapist. The symposium was about how psychotherapists are professionally involved in the transmission of patterns of relationships. "If I have a patient who has learned that she only receives the affection of her father by behaving unfairly, then flirting or welcoming." We can respond positively, this is part of the therapy to make such patterns on the subject. But we still need to maintain a professional distance and draw a line. "
However, one to five percent of the psychotherapist abuses his position and responds to the needs of his patients. "Relationships in Therapeutic Work – Equilibrium between Distance and Distance" is the name of one of the workshops. "Professional behavior is called Mr. For example, talk and reflect a pattern of behavior with the patient," explains the chief physician, "The treatment of concrete depends on the therapy school." Behavior therapy is more looking forward, the depth of psychology wants the patient to understand his biography as well. "But only rational treatment does not lead to therapeutic success. "It also includes the emotional side." Successful therapy depends on the patient and the therapist. "There are recent studies that say that they are cold, distant, perhaps hindered by therapists less successful than compassionate and respectful. "Experience also plays a role," explains Thomas Fischer. "And very important: the therapist must be convinced of his method and transfer it to the patient."
The collected experience has also been transmitted to the workshops. One of them was led by prof. Carsten Spitzer, who since May chaired a psychosomatic in Rostock. He had previously run a clinic in Göttingen. He showed video instances in Lübstorf and talked to participants about patient behavior and the therapist's response. "Narcissist has to squander his environment to feel good, we must not indulge in such traps of therapy," he explained to the attendees, "he did not have any explanation for the great interest, especially the private practitioner, for this year's theme." In education, therapeutic the relationship plays a big part, "he said." I was here because I wanted to inform the current state of science on this subject, "said Annett Scheffler, a psychotherapist from Schwaan, who agreed with Isabel Sieg of Rostock.