A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy Topics for Discussion

Annie G. Rogers
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In what ways were Annie and Ben's pasts similar? How were they different?

How do Annie's past torments help her to be a better therapist? Explain your answer and give specific examples.

Compare and contrast Annie's experiences with Melanie and her experiences with Blumenfeld.

Consider the idea of play therapy. Do you believe it is effective? Why or why not?

Consider the idea that healing is two-sided. How does this book prove that this saying is correct? Give specific examples.

Why does working with Ben cause Annie to have a breakdown?

Why do you believe that Dr. Connelly tells Annie she should not return to psychotherapy? Why does he suggest that this type of therapy might be harmful to her?

Explain the purpose of Annie's internal friends such as Telesporus, Emily, and Erin. How did they help Annie to cope with her trauma as...

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