Year: 1988 Source: Journal of Analytical Psychology, v.33, no.4, (October 1988), p.373-394 SIEC No: 19890513

Discusses ways in which the therapist’s inferior function can cause disruptions in handling a clinical practice & how dreams may play a compensatory role during times of such disruptions. An episode in the author’s practice illustrates the problem and the role of the objective psyche in restoring the therapist’s equilibrium after a disruption or eruption of the inferior function. Also discussed are the need to assess physical symptoms, suicidality, child abuse & the need for hospitalization.