When I finished the English version of "The girl and the horse" I played with the concept, the horse as a co-therapist. Now that I resume my walks in horse country, I find myself increasingly looking to the mountain where the horse as a "co-therapist" dwells. Here the therapists´ transference and counter transference to the horse become exciting and interesting. It appears with a shimmering therapeutic uniqueness, the therapist very often with a personal and powerful counter transference to his co-therapist. What does this means in the therapeutic situation? Could this glow enhance performance or could it at times interfere with it?
Classic co-therapy is most prevalent in couples- and family therapy. The big advantage to this is that two can see more than one and that the therapy situation becomes more equal. Also the therapists´ security with each other and their ways of jointly managing conflicts can serve as a model and an example for their clients.
Now I will start an expedition and go up to The Co-therapy mountains. I will report my findings as I move on. You will find them in The Therapist and the Horse. You will have to regard my material as raw material and it may change with new findings.
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