Countertransference responses within the therapist pose a formidable challenge for the clinician, who must carefully examine reactions that may be distressing. These potentially disruptive responses, however, are a valuable source of understanding that can deepen the therapeutic process. This book presents numerous manifestations of countertransference interactions and how they influence treatment, and gives guidelines for effective clinical interventions.
Howard A. Wishnie, M.D., maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Newton and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Living in Countertransference Chapter 3 Styles of Communication Chapter 4 Force and Coercion Chapter 5 Maintaining Empathy Chapter 6 Enactment and Intervention Chapter 7 Subtler Forms of Enactment Chapter 8 Twinship Transference Chapter 9 Unsolicited Personal Disclosures: Useful Strategy or Therapeutic Mistake? Chapter 10 Erotic Countertransference: A Response to Frustration, Despair, Loneliness, Loss, Anger, Denial? When is Eros really Eros? Chapter 11 Countertransference and Psychopharmacology Chapter 12 Summary and Guidelines Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 Index