Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 124–144 | Cite as

Working with the entitled patient

  • Ghislaine Boulanger


Entitled patients are described as those who derive gratification from indiscriminate and intense interpersonal relationships and who unconsciously do everything they can to resist the limits that psychoanalytic psychotherapy imposes on them. In this paper the dynamics of entitled patients are explained. Case histories illustrate the difficulties and significance of setting therapeutic limits on such patients.


Public Health Social Psychology Case History Interpersonal Relationship Therapeutic Limit 
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