Bella Borwick

A Hidden Child: Identity and Reconstructed Self: A Quest for Transparency in Psychotherapy

Her dissertation examines the role of the therapist in couple’s therapy and the influence that this temporary third person brings to bear in the construction of this triad. Therapists, a surprisingly neglected group in the copious literature on couple’s therapy, bring into the relationship the representation of an additional system with a set of values, life experiences, opinions and notions that give additional meaning and understanding of what it is to be a couple. The way in which this authority may direct the outcome of the therapy is examined through in-depth interviews.