Beyond Transference: When the Therapist's Real Life Intrudes / Edition 1

Beyond Transference: When the Therapist's Real Life Intrudes / Edition 1

by John C. Nemiah
     
 

ISBN-10: 088048361X

ISBN-13: 9780880483612

Pub. Date: 10/28/1992

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

This volume recounts how personal events in the life of a therapist affect therapy and transference and countertransference. Leading psychotherapists share their personal experiences of the effects of life events such as illness, pregnancy, divorce, and malpractice suits on therapy. Through its poignant descriptions of life's intrusions on the therapeutic process,

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Overview

This volume recounts how personal events in the life of a therapist affect therapy and transference and countertransference. Leading psychotherapists share their personal experiences of the effects of life events such as illness, pregnancy, divorce, and malpractice suits on therapy. Through its poignant descriptions of life's intrusions on the therapeutic process, this volume offers guidance for therapists on practicing in the real world.

American Psychiatric Publishing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880483612
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1992
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Practical and theoretical dilemmas of dynamic psychotherapy in a small community. The vulnerable therapist: on being ill or injured. The aging and dying psychotherapist: death and illness in the life of the aging psychotherapist. The therapist's absences. Countertransference and divorce of the therapist. When both therapist and patient are divorcing: the role of supervision. Pregnancy: the obvious and evocative real event in a therapist's life. Effects of malpractice suits on physicians. Countertransference reactions to a patient's sexual encounter with a previous therapist. Concluding reflections.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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