The Paradox of Countertransference: You and Me, Here and now by Carol Holmes

By Carol Holmes

During this cutting edge textual content, Carol Holmes presents scholars psychotherapists with an historic account resulting in the main updated info at the center psychoanalytic idea of countertransference and the next alterations that experience happened in its medical program. This publication uniquely examines the elemental ideas and perform that underpin a number of the significant faculties of psychotherapy together with psychoanalysis, existential, humanistic, integrative, systemic and communicative remedy. the writer compares the philosophies that underline those assorted colleges and explores their precepts on the subject of the thought of countertransference. unlike conventional psychoanalytic texts, the countertransference subject matter of the booklet is tested in terms of the biased and contradictory element of the idea that, and highlights many of the extra radical and interpersonal rules that suggest the relational and complementary traits among therapist and patron. The textual content deals concise and fascinating introductions to the most colleges of psychotherapy, and comprises interviews and case learn analyses from outstanding practitioners and running shoes from those competing techniques. This ebook could be useful for these drawn to realizing the significance of the hidden messages which are hid in our communications.

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By Carol Holmes

During this cutting edge textual content, Carol Holmes presents scholars psychotherapists with an historic account resulting in the main updated info at the center psychoanalytic idea of countertransference and the next alterations that experience happened in its medical program. This publication uniquely examines the elemental ideas and perform that underpin a number of the significant faculties of psychotherapy together with psychoanalysis, existential, humanistic, integrative, systemic and communicative remedy. the writer compares the philosophies that underline those assorted colleges and explores their precepts on the subject of the thought of countertransference. unlike conventional psychoanalytic texts, the countertransference subject matter of the booklet is tested in terms of the biased and contradictory element of the idea that, and highlights many of the extra radical and interpersonal rules that suggest the relational and complementary traits among therapist and patron. The textual content deals concise and fascinating introductions to the most colleges of psychotherapy, and comprises interviews and case learn analyses from outstanding practitioners and running shoes from those competing techniques. This ebook could be useful for these drawn to realizing the significance of the hidden messages which are hid in our communications.

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The evidence suggests that therapists and trainees are generally reluctant to admit to such experiences owing to the need to appear professional and to the shame attached to these desires, which is why these issues are rarely raised in training, supervision and casestudy examples. This reaction has been referred to as ‘erotic horror’ (Kumin, 1985). As for the countertransference responses, Mann points out: ‘In my opinion, to see the erotic as essentially fabricated and as resistance is more often an indication of resistance in the therapist rather than in what is happening to the patient’ (1999, p.

If individuals band together and support one another there is more chance that each will survive. However, it is also common knowledge that people will often renege and instead exploit others to their advantage. This has led to the suggestion that the propagation of reciprocal altruism would of necessity stimulate the need for an evolutionary mechanism that could detect the probability of self-misrepresentation in others. CONTEMPORARY VIEWS OF COUNTERTRANSFERENCE 27 Deception and self-deception The strategy of ‘you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours’ is a fitting description of reciprocal altruism, as it is a co-operative transaction that relies on honesty.

COUNTERTRANSFERENCE 13 will experience periods of resistance. Her ideas are reminiscent of systemic principles and of the research that was evolving in the physical sciences around this time. Ten years later both Heimann and Little wrote again on this same topic from their differing perspectives (Heimann, 1959–60; Little, 1960). However, in the interim Roger Money-Kyrle (1956) took up the subject and broadened the definition to include ‘normal countertransference’. For Money-Kyrle, normal countertranference is seen as an ideal which is likely to fail when there is too close a correspondence between the patient’s and the analyst’s psychopathology, resulting in the analyst’s inability to offer an appropriate interpretation.

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