chapter  12
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The Therapeutic Relationship: Multiple Dimensions of Coconstruction

A DID patient calls me and leaves a message that he is canceling the next session and those in the near future because of money problems. He says that he will call me in the future when he has the situation under better control. I call him back to discuss this, and he answers, “What did I say?” Another patient calls in a suicidal crisis after having precipitously quit therapy. She does not remember the past 2 weeks.