Jacqui Costigan (
Wed, 22 Sep 1999 09:45:20 +1000

Whilst there's a great deal of injustice in the world my focus of concern
arose with a counsellor whom I was supervising. The counsellor has
identified passionately with a female client who experienced consistent
sexual harassment but was unable to prove charges against her assailant
with only 'her word against his'

I then identified passionately with both the supervisee and her client. My
concern is that these identifications could interfere with therapeutic and
supervisory processes. Do any PCPers have any comments / guidelines please


Jacqui Costigan
Senior Lecturer in Applied Psychology
School of Public Health
La Trobe University, Bundoora 3083
Phone: 9479 5799. Fax: 9479 1783 Mobile: 0419 511 283