Introduction to Countertransference in Therapeutic Practice: A Myriad of Mirrors takes a critical stance on the phenomenon, and theorising, about the `so-called' countertransference.ã While transference has been fully described in the literature, countertransference is still viewed as its ugly twinã by some practitioners, making it difficult for clinicians to develop confidence in beingã `authentic' as well as professional in the work. ã As a counterpoint, this bookã provides an integrative guide for therapists on the concept of countertransference, and its use as a framework to explore the transformative potential in managing strong emotions and difficult transactions.
With an explicit focus on teaching, this book informs therapeutic practice by mixing theories and case studies fromã the contributors clinical and teaching experiences, whichã involves the reader in case studies, reflection and action points.ã Countertransference is explored inã a wide range of clinical settings, including in reflective practice and in research in the field of therapy, as well as inã art therapy and in the school setting. It also considers countertransference in dream interpretation, in the supervision and teaching environment,ã and in work with groups and organisations.ã
Introduction to Countertransference in Therapeutic Practice offersã psychotherapists and counsellors, both practicing and in training, a comprehensive overview of this important concept from itsã roots in Freud's work to its place today in a global, transcultural society.
Table of Contents
Countertransference in work with Individuals
Chapter 1: Between bodies: Working in the liminal zone with traumatised clients.
NICOLA DIAMOND AND PAOLA VALERIO.
Chapter 2: A therapist goes back to school: Therapeutic experience with three black boys at risk of exclusion
Chapter 3: A case of missing identity: Working with disassociation and multiple selves' in the countertransference.
MARIO MARRONE AND NICOLA DIAMOND.
Chapter 4: Countertransference, Art Psychotherapy and the pre-discursive abject.
Chapter 5: CBT Versus the unconscious: Ignore countertransference at your peril.
Countertransference in the wider context in Supervision, Teaching, Group therapy and in Organisational work.
Chapter 6: "Impossible to do, but possible to say": using countertransference in the trainer/trainee relationship.
RUSSEL AYLING, EGLE MEISTAITE AND PAOLA VALERIO.
Chapter 7: "Just don't get involved" -ã Engaging with countertransference and projective processes in groups
Chapter 8: Can Organizations Use Countertransference To Reflect?
Countertransference in Reflective Practice, Research and in case studies co-written with patients in treatment
Chapter 9: Countertransference in Reflective Practice - an Integrative Approach to Self-Awareness in Psychotherapy
Chapter 10: Countertransference in Research: An Intersubjective Reflexive Approach.
SOFIE BAGER CHARLESONã
Chapter 11: 'The Recovered Therapist'.ã Working with Body Image Disturbance and Eating Disorders:ã Researching the Countertransference.ã
Chapter 12: Countertransference and the Chance to Dream
Chapter 13: The So-Called `Counter-transference' and the Mystery of the Therapeutic Encounter