Transference in Counselling and Psychotherapy: The Power of Patterns

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This comprehensive book compares and contrasts the main approaches of psychotherapy and the way they deal with transference. Beginning with an overview of transference as a difficulty to be overcome, the book considers also its full acceptance as a major tool in the hands of the therapists. Murdin looks at the difficulties and dangers, both technical and ethical, in understanding and using transference from a theoretical point of view. Her main focus through clinical illustrations is of the use of the concept to ...

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Overview

This comprehensive book compares and contrasts the main approaches of psychotherapy and the way they deal with transference. Beginning with an overview of transference as a difficulty to be overcome, the book considers also its full acceptance as a major tool in the hands of the therapists. Murdin looks at the difficulties and dangers, both technical and ethical, in understanding and using transference from a theoretical point of view. Her main focus through clinical illustrations is of the use of the concept to the practitioner in one-to-one therapy situations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403921185
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Series: Psychotherapy Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,529,376
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

LESLY MURDIN is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and Head of Training at WPF, London. She is the ethics officer of the UKCP and is a member of the Training Committee of the Site for Contemporary Analysis.

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Table of Contents

Foreword viii

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction 1

1 The Story of Transference 8

2 Transference and its Mirror Image: Counter-transference 29

3 Family Patterns 49

4 How Does the Use of the Transference Concept Help Clinicians? 71

5 The Nature of the Evidence Base for Analytic Therapy 91

6 How Much Can We Achieve Through Analysing Transference Patterns? 116

7 Ethical Problems 138

8 Can You Teach and Learn to Practise Therapy Through the Use of Transference? 162

References 182

Index 188

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