Section 7. Family of Origin and Transference Issues

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Section 7. Family of Origin and Transference Issues. (33:4736:40). In the late middle phase of the interview Frank broadens the picture by inquiring about Kim’s relationship with her nearby parents as grandparent supports for the family. This opens the difficult but almost expected family-of-origin issues, again part of the assessment, but hopefully transitioned smoothly. Kim distrusts her father’s temper and dreads her mother’s passivity in the face of it, fearing she is replicating the same pattern in her own generation. Frank probes her fears, but notices many instances wherein if she is assertive, John respects her boundaries and her decisions. She is transcending the limitations she sees in her mother’s marriage. This discovery pleases and reassures her.

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