I felt that this movie addressed numerous forms of abuse such as verbal, physical, sexual as well as neglect. Her father, resulting in her having two children, sexually abuses Precious. Her mother verbally and physically abuses her at home. Numerous emotions were at play while watching the movie such as anger, sadness, empathy, as well as hope. Precious was able to tackle all the anguish she faced and persevered. She exemplified courage and strength through adversity. Precious had some very influential people in her life, however, which may have saved her life and her children’s lives. Firstly, the principal at her original school noticed Precious and helped her. She could have ignored Precious and moved her along in the school system. Precious would not have been as equipped to handle the challenges in life as well as the job market and potentially
leading a similar life to her mother on welfare if she didn’t attend the alternative school. Precious started the new school where she met Ms. Rain who was able to show Precious what a healthy relationship looks like. She was a motivational force who never wavered in her support of her students. Without the guidance of Ms. Rain, Precious would have been lost. Her connections helped Precious acquire appropriate accommodations which enabled her to have a fresh start in life with her children. The next person that I thought was a supportive character in the film was Precious’s caseworker. She seemed to care about Precious and did what was in the best interest for her. because of the strong
support and that Precious had, she was able to tackle the hurdles in her life head on. She has two children to motivate her, and people who care about her that can help her along the way. In this paper I will look at transference, conuntertransference, and resistance between precious, Ms. Rain, Ms. Liptenstein, and Ms. Rice.
Transference, countertransference, and resistance between Precious and Ms. Rain
Transference is an unconsciously influenced emotional reaction of the patient to the psychotherapist and (in a less technical sense) other health care providers that originates from the patient's earlier experiences related to significant others, especially caregivers, and that are inappropriate to the present context or way in which the therapist is currently dealing with the patient (Scaturo, 2005). I feel that Ms. Rain was the most influential person in Precious’ life. She grew to love her as a person, and not just as her student. Precious said she never spoke in class before she came to each one teach one alternative school. Ms. Rain asked her how she felt speaking for the first time. Precious said it made her feel like she was part of the class. Ms. Rain spent great deal of time helping precious learn how to read and write and she was appreciative. She began to trust and rely on Ms. Rain. The teacher represented all that was lacking in Precious’s life. She was thoughtful, compassionate, and gentle. Ms. Rain...