Countertransference and Retribution

Second Detective Countertransference, what's that? I've heard of transference
but never countertransference. First Detective Transference, isn't that where the
patient supposedly falls in love with the psychiatrist? Psychiatrist Not exactly!

Author: Arthur Ziffer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453578749

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 154

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At rise: A therapist and a patient are having a discussion in the therapist’s office. Therapist From your phone call, I get the impression that you want to complain about a previous therapy, or to be precise, a psychotherapy, and, more specifically, a therapy with the designation “talk therapy,” like psychoanalysis. Patient Actually, I want to complain about three or four of them, and also complain about some talk therapists that I only saw once. Therapist Before you go on, I’d like you to know, that as far as I am concerned, many talk therapists can be ineffective and, unfortunately, can sometimes even do harm to patients. There are some good ones but you probably couldn’t afford one of them. I like to think of myself as one of the good ones. You’re here because I like to help people like you, who seemed to have had a difficult time in therapy. In fact, this is my mission in life.


The angrier she was , the more dangerous she thought she was , the more her
fear of retribution ( Bloch , 1978 ) . After exploring her perceptions that I had been
sick in the week between sessions , I indicated that I was in excellent health and

Author: Herbert S Strean

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0866565086

Category: Science

Page: 131

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This exciting book explores how the therapist's subjective reactions to a patient can help or hinder the therapeutic process. Authoritative contributors explore how countertransference reactions that usually impede the therapeutic process can be resolved effectively.

The Power of Countertransference

... his therapist's envy and fears retribution because of it. Envy is also important
because it is such an integral part of the psychodynamics of intergenerational
competition. Because of the importance and complexity of countertransference
envy, ...

Author: Karen J. Maroda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135060527

Category: Psychology

Page: 212

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A signpost of the relational turn in contemporary psychoanalysis, Karen Maroda's The Power of Countertransference, published in 1991, is perhaps the first systematic effort to integrate the need for mutual emotional exchanges, which may include the analyst's own self-disclosures, into an interactive model of psychoanalytic practice. Maroda's call for emotional honesty and affective self-disclosure had an immediate impact on the field and led Harold Searles to comment, "If we follow the example set by Maroda, we shall be minimally likely to 'act in' our emotions in our sessions with our patients. They will benefit greatly as a result; we practitioners shall benefit; and the profession of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapy will become healthier and stronger than it is at present." This revised edition includes a new Foreword by Lewis Aron and an Afterword in which Maroda clarifies her own position and comments on the evolution of psychoanalytic technique since the publication of The Power of Countertransference.

Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic

Langs points out that therapists are loath to acknowledge that what they do is
prompted , for example , by retribution or erotic interests or the usual range of
countertransference motivations . Thus , they defensively treat what patients say
as ...

Author: Menninger Clinic


ISBN: STANFORD:36105011946048

Category: Nervous system


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The Problem of Delinquency

... murder , bility of greater intensity of countertransference retribution , and “ then
everyone lived happily in problems than the realm of delinquency . Disthe end . "
ruption of treatment frequently follows inadequate resolution of such problems .

Author: Sheldon Glueck


ISBN: UOM:39015005687564

Category: Juvenile courts

Page: 1183

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Psychoanalytic Techniques

Here again I would understand my countertransference reaction as the bridge
over a so far unbridgeable gap in the ... of relationship by which its ambivalent
nature may become accessible to the patient without fear of retribution or
rejection .

Author: Benjamin B. Wolman


ISBN: UOM:39015004320837

Category: Psychoanalysis

Page: 596

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Clinical Social Work

She was unable for some time to help the client ventilate her own anger and fear
of retribution . This vignette is quite representative of many social workers '
countertransference reactions . As is true of a client ' s transference reactions ...

Author: Herbert S. Strean


ISBN: UOM:39015050405672

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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American Journal of Psychotherapy

... force of the leader ' s personality and the threats of loss of mutual idealization
and retribution produce a paralysis of action . ... Although countertransference
feelings and enactments are now a legitimate focus for scientific enquiry , in
reality ...



ISBN: UOM:39015081537717

Category: Electronic journals


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Includes reviews and abstracts.

Masada Revisited

This version is, hopefully, less objectionable. The book "Judas the Galilean" by Daniel Unterbrink published by iUniverse contains some background material that is referred to in the play "Masada Revisited".

Author: Arthur Ziffer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462074389

Category: Drama

Page: 104

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The play "Masada Revisited" is a semi - fictionalized retelling in play form of an incident set in the locale of Masada, a place near the Dead Sea in modern day Israel, that occurred in 73 ce. It refers to the last event of the Jewish War against the Romans that lasted from 66 ce to 70 ce with cleanup operations lasting until 73 ce, Masada being the last one. The only historical refence is from the book "The Jewish War Against the Romans" written by the historian Josephus who lived in the first century ce. Josephus was not an eyewitness to the incident and was notoriously inaccurate sometimes as well as having to write under the constraint of ingratiating himself with his Roman sponsors. Many Jewish people object to the original form of the story. This version is, hopefully, less objectionable. The book "Judas the Galilean" by Daniel Unterbrink published by iUniverse contains some background material that is referred to in the play "Masada Revisited".

Psychiatric Care Plans

... of client , overidentifying with client , merging with the criminal justice system's (
society's ) need for retribution or need to “ rescue ” client , which could lead to
countertransference problems and interfere with the progress of therapy .

Author: Marilynn E. Doenges

Publisher: F A Davis Company

ISBN: UOM:49015002515410

Category: Medical

Page: 532

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Computer disk includes all the care plans from the text and allows the nurse to customize information and easily create quality care plans.


Needless to say , this is just as true of the negative countertransference , which
releases " hate , " the negative pole of relationship by which its ambivalent nature
may become accessible to the patient without fear of retribution or rejection .



ISBN: UCAL:B4377619



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The Journal of Psychohistory

Couldn ' t this ingredient also be projected onto the motherland and fatherland
leading to anxieties of retribution ? ... of treatment and willing to pay a fee ; he
would have to grapple with his own countertransference feelings in dealing with ...



ISBN: UVA:X001267337

Category: Child psychology


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... and difficulties in the area of the countertransference in relation to the
procedures of forensic work will be discussed . ... clinical issues to permit the law
to perform its everal functions of conflict resolution , decision naking , retribution ,
rights ...



ISBN: UOM:39015037810366

Category: Psychiatry


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Tuning the Therapeutic Instrument

... growthpromoting relationships where vulnerabilities of trainees can be
explored without judgment or retribution as ... Supervision teaches the concepts
of technique , and it does so by focusing on transference and
countertransference as the ...

Author: Jill Savege Scharff

Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated

ISBN: UCLA:L0087534053

Category: Psychology

Page: 421

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This book shows how the therapist's use of self, the key ingredient of successful treatment, can be developed into a sensitive instrument for therapy. With firsthand accounts of experiencing affective learning, the Scharffs take us through their work with clinicians studying dynamic psychotherapy in a group setting. Relevant to mental health professionals at all levels of expertise, this book is written for therapists invested in their own learning, teaching, and practice. Only by being open to ourselves, the Scharffs show, can we be truly responsive to our patients.

The Dynamics of Music Psychotherapy

Certainly , transference and countertransference played a significant role in this
music therapy relationship . At times ... He became able to assert himself without
fear of retribution from his father and could begin to stand on his own . I had the ...

Author: Kenneth E. Bruscia

Publisher: Barcelona Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015040181110

Category: Music

Page: 560

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An examination of how transference and countertransference are manifested and worked through when improvisation, songs, and music imaging are used in psychotherapy.

The Mother daughter Relationship

... and her fear of maternal retribution if she outdid her divorced mother by
capturing and keeping a man like Father . ... In this session I had a
countertransference response that helped me understand the unique form of
oedipal drama that ...

Author: Gerd H. Fenchel

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: UOM:39015040346507

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 355

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This book explores the mother-daughter bond within the life cycle, from early development on into the turbulence of adolescence and the ambivalence of separation then to the daughter's marriage and maternity, and finally, thoughtfully, to reparative opportunities inherent in the mother's aging and dying.


Needless to say , this is just as true of the negative countertransference , which
releases " hate , " the negative pole of relationship by which its ambivalent nature
may become accessible to the patient without fear of retribution or rejection .

Author: Analytical Psychology Club of New York


ISBN: UVA:X030599598

Category: Psychoanalysis


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Psychotherapy and the Paranoid Process

X . had intentionally disfigured him ; and now that he was dead , no means of
retribution remained . ... Countertransference Transference / Countertransference
Interaction The therapeutic interaction with most patients in the borderline ...

Author: William W. Meissner

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: UOM:39015011764076

Category: Psychology

Page: 433

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This book provides practical clinical applications of William Meissner's important contributions to the understanding of the paranoid process. He focuses on the clinical situation and suggests specific and useful interventions. -- Publisher description.

The Use of the Self

Countertransference and Communication in the Analytic Situation Theodore J.
Jacobs ... and preoccupation with alcohol , her disguised wish for exciting
physical contact with him , and her need to provoke retribution for these sinful
wishes .

Author: Theodore J. Jacobs

Publisher: International Universities PressInc

ISBN: UOM:39076001146641

Category: Psychology

Page: 237

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