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
Category: Performing Arts
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.