Countertransference in Couples Therapy

Overview

Countertransference refers to the therapist's complex reactions to clients—in this case, couples.
Rather than viewing this response as an obstacle, the authors see it as both inevitable and productive. The book examines not only classic countertransference issues but also the ramifications of the therapist's values and experiences. With remarkable honesty, the contributors deal with illness, death, suicide, ...

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Overview

Countertransference refers to the therapist's complex reactions to clients—in this case, couples.
Rather than viewing this response as an obstacle, the authors see it as both inevitable and productive. The book examines not only classic countertransference issues but also the ramifications of the therapist's values and experiences. With remarkable honesty, the contributors deal with illness, death, suicide, pregnancy, hatred, rage, envy, sexuality, lust, and burnout.

Applying countertransference theory to couples trmt, countertransference & diagnosis in couples therapy, etc.

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Views countertransference in couples therapy as both inevitable and productive, and examines classical and totalist approaches to countertransference as well as aspects of the therapist's self, including values and current life circumstances, that affect treatment. Presents detailed cases in which countertransference informed the therapy, covering reactions to borderline couples, childbirth issues, suicide, illness, gay couples, and attraction between therapist and client. Cases are marked by an emotional frankness rarely seen in professional writings. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393702446
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/17/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Marion Solomon, Ph.D., is a lecturer at the David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, and Senior Extension faculty at the Department of Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences at UCLA. She is also director of clinical training at the Lifespan Learning Institute and author of Narcissism and Intimacy, co-author of Short Term Therapy For Long Term Change, and co-editor of Countertransference in Couples Therapy and Healing Trauma.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
1 Applying Countertransference Theory to Couples Treatment 3
2 Countertransference and Empathy in Couples Therapy 23
3 Countertransference and Diagnosis in Couples Therapy 38
4 Countertransference Reactions to Borderline Couples 72
5 Oedipal Countertransference in Marital Therapy 87
6 An Intersubjective Perspective of Countertransference in Couples Therapy 99
7 Transference and Countertransference in Clinical Interventions with Divorcing Families 113
8 Envy in the Countertransference 125
9 On Love and Lust in Therapeutic Treatment 136
10 Love's Labour's Lost: Countertransference with a Terminating Relationship 155
11 And Baby Makes Three 166
12 Pitfalls in Couples Therapy around Issues of Parenting 176
13 In Sickness and in Health 187
14 Countertransference in the Storying of a Child's Suicide 201
15 Countertransference with Abusive Couples 218
16 Rage and Aggression in Couples Therapy: An Intersubjective Approach 238
17 Therapeutic Depletion and Burnout 251
18 Countertransference as the Focus of Consultation 272
Index 285
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