"Countertransference and transference create the interpersonal relationship which forms the core of effective therapy. Until recently, studies have focused on transference; countertransference remained neglected and often times negated as an undesirable influence in the therapeutic process.The emphasis that psychology of the self has placed on the therapistÕs emotional responses as a factor in the integration or fragmentation of the patientÕs self has enhanced the current lively discussion on the technical use of countertransference. Thus, countertransference and transference are both seen as pivotal forces in therapy."

After completion of this program listeners will be able to:

1. Identify when an analyst is using countertransference with a patient.

2. Distinguish transference from countertransference.

3. List classified types of countertransference. 

4. Discuss ways a therapist can avoid using countertransference.

Conference Recordings
Presenter(s) James McLaughlin, Gerald Adler, Peter Giovacchini, Bernard Brandchaft, Joyce McDougall, Beatriz Foster, Rudolph Ekstein
Series Legacy of Psychology
Time 6 hours
Year 1983
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