Countertransference and the Therapist's Inner Experience: Perils and Possibilities

Countertransference and the Therapist's Inner Experience: Perils and Possibilities

by Charles J. Gelso, Jeffrey A. Hayes, Jeffrey Hayes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0805846964

ISBN-13: 9780805846966

Pub. Date: 02/01/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Countertransference and the Therapist’s Inner Experience explores the inner world of the psychotherapist and its influences on the relationship between psychotherapist and patient. This relationship is a major element determining the success of psychotherapy, in addition to determining how and to what extent psychotherapy works with each individual

Overview

Countertransference and the Therapist’s Inner Experience explores the inner world of the psychotherapist and its influences on the relationship between psychotherapist and patient. This relationship is a major element determining the success of psychotherapy, in addition to determining how and to what extent psychotherapy works with each individual patient. Authors Charles J. Gelso and Jeffrey A. Hayes present the history and current status of countertransference, offer a theoretically integrative conception, and focus on how psychotherapists can manage countertransference in a way that benefits the therapeutic process.

The book contains completely up-to-date data from existing research findings, and illuminates the universality of countertransference across all psychotherapies and psychotherapists. Contents include:

*the operation of countertransference across three predominant theory clusters in psychotherapy;

*leading factors involved in the management of countertransference; and

*valuable recommendations for psychotherapy practitioners and researchers.

Professionals in clinical and counseling psychology, psychiatry, social work, and counseling will benefit from this volume. The book is also appropriate for graduate students in these fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805846966
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. The Past and the Present: The Evolution of Countertransference. An Integrative Conception of Countertransference. Countertransference Within Different Theoretical Stances. Countertransference and the Therapist’s Experiential World. The Management of Countertransference. Empirical Research on Countertransference. Countertransference and the Psychotherapist’s Subjectivity: Conclusions and Recommendations.

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