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Countertransference in Couples Therapy

Countertransference in Couples Therapy

by Judith Siegel
     
 

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,

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.

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Booknews
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393702446
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/17/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
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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