Using the Transference in Psychotherapy
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Using the Transference in Psychotherapy centers around two dominant themes: the old vs. the new models of transference, and the role of transference in psychotherapy. As background the book provides an historical overview of transference, countertransference, and the therapeutic alliance. A number of detailed cases are provided, graphically demonstrating how transference is addressed in psychotherapy and briefly focusing on projective identification and enactment. This book is a must-read for both students and mental health professionals at the early stages of their careers, and a useful reference for more experienced professionals.
"Using the Transference in Psychotherapy provides both a historical and a contemporary overview of the concept of transference, particularly as it relates to psychotherapy. The old model views transference as a displacement of feelings and thoughts from the important people of childhood to a relatively neutral, anonymous, and abstinent therapist. The new model places more emphasis on the "joint creation" of the transference by patient and therapist. Implicit in this model is that the therapist need not be - in fact, cannot be - neutral, anonymous, and abstinent. The authors approach the transference from both models, the old and the new. While some patients fare better with the old model and others with the new, many do well with either."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved