A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy - Part 4 Summary & Analysis

Annie G. Rogers
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Part 4 Summary and Analysis

This final part of Annie's book took place six years after she stopped seeing Ben and three years after she stopped working with Blumenfeld. She had finished her doctoral work and lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She had taken a job as an assistant professor at Harvard. Annie had a play therapy practice where she worked with three girls. Annie had stayed in touch with Mary Louise who had told her that Ben was attending public school and living with his adoptive parents. Annie wrote that she believed he still remembered her.

Also in this brief epilogue, Annie wrote that she still struggled with her relationship with Melanie. She and Carol Gilligan together had thought about the peculiar difficulties that women face in their desire to work as psychotherapists. Since she had recently talked to Alice about a female patient who had...

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