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An Introduction to Countertransference

An Introduction to Countertransference

160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This introduction to countertransference in counselling and psychotherapy covers:

·       Countertransference and the therapeutic relationship

·       Different theoretical perspectives and approaches to countertransference and key psychodynamic perspectives (Freud, object relations, attachment, relational psychodynamic) and perspectives from other modalities (TA, integrative, CBT). 

·       How to understand and work with countertransference in practice (providing step-by-step guidance on identifying, understanding, and managing / processing countertransference.)

·       The development and repair of therapeutic ruptures in the alliance
. Cultural countertransference.

Written for trainees and practitioners from a range of psychotherapeutic approaches, this book is supported by reflective practice activities, research, case studies, chapter summaries and chapter summaries. It will help you enhance your knowledge and practice in relation to countertransference.

Chapter 1 - An Introduction to Countertransference
Chapter 2 - Countertransference and the Therapeutic Relationship
Chapter 3 - Four Steps to Understanding and Managing Countertransference
Chapter 4 - Understanding Countertransference in Practice
Chapter 5 - Countertransference and therapeutic ruptures
Chapter 6 - Managing Countertransference in Practice
Chapter 7 - Classroom and group learning and countertransference

Claire Cartwright

Claire Cartwright is a clinical psychologist, an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Auckland, and a Fellow of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists. Dr Cartwright initially trained in cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic therapy approaches. Early on in her teaching of trainee therapists, Dr Cartwright observed that trainees often experience difficulty recognising, understanding and managing their countertransference reactions. She began experimenting with ways to make countertransference theory and practice accessible to trainees and therapists from a range of therapeutic approaches. This began... More About Author