project personal material into the selection of the story. It is incumbent on the therapist who is using a myth to be aware of his or her own projections. One signal that a myth may be part of the therapist's projections is that the therapist becomes overly invested in the story. If the therapist has to make the story fit the client, then it may be more of a story about the therapist.
Another indicator of the possible misuse of myth is when a myth is used in every session. An unskilled or inexperienced therapist may try to use myth to cover a limited repertoire of interventions. Myth is only one of many therapy tools. A therapist who relies on myth to work without understanding the psychological dynamics risks doing injury to the client.
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