Countertransference Issues in Psychiatric Treatment / Edition 1

Countertransference Issues in Psychiatric Treatment / Edition 1

by John M. Oldham, Glen O. Gabbard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0880489596

ISBN-13: 9780880489591

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

In psychiatry, clinicians recognize the influence of their own personal characteristics on the assessment and treatment of their patients. No interactions in psychiatry are entirely free of countertransference dynamics. Most major theories point to countertransference as a jointly created phenomenon involving feelings induced by the patient combined with the

Overview

In psychiatry, clinicians recognize the influence of their own personal characteristics on the assessment and treatment of their patients. No interactions in psychiatry are entirely free of countertransference dynamics. Most major theories point to countertransference as a jointly created phenomenon involving feelings induced by the patient combined with the conflicts and preexisting self and object representations that the clinician brings to the encounter.

Countertransference Issues in Psychiatric Treatment provides an overview of theory and technique that gives the reader a detailed account of how countertransference is used in contemporary practice. This timely reference • Illustrates the usefulness of examining countertransference issues in a wide range of psychiatric settings, including pharmacotherapy, consultation-liaison settings, and forensic facilities• Explores the specific countertransference dynamics evoked when clinicians treat suicidal borderline patients and the common countertransference problems confronted when treating antisocial and violent patients• Describes the difficulties encountered in general medical settings when physician-assisted suicide is considered as an acceptable clinical intervention• Breaks new ground in considering psychiatrist's emotional reactions to the patient as an integral part of psychiatric practice and discusses some of the current controversies about countertransference• Reviews cutting-edge psychoanalytic theory involving subjectivity, projective identification, role responsiveness and countertransference enactments

Whereas most literature on countertransference is geared toward psychoanalysis and dynamic psychotherapy, this volume illustrates how countertransference issues must be considered in every clinical setting in which a psychiatrist works. It is an excellent introduction to the topic for psychiatric residents and medical students.

American Psychiatric Publishing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880489591
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
Review of Psychiatry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword. An overview of countertransference: theory and technique. Countertransference in the treatment of the suicidal borderline patient. Countertransference in general psychiatry. Countertransference issues in the treatment of antisocial patients. Countertransference and assisted suicide. Index.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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