Countertransference and Retribution

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.

Author: Arthur Ziffer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453578742

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 162

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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.

Countertransference and Retribution

This period lasted for a long time and seemed to highlight the morass of countertransference that there was between me and the therapist and might ... If the woman was nice, she would tell me that COUNTERTRANSFERENCE AND RETRIBUTION 13.

Author: Arthur Ziffer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453578735

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 132

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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.

COUNTERTRANSFERENCE and Other Plays

This book consists of four plays.

Author: Arthur Ziffer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503594890

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 246

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This book consists of four plays. The first one is a three scene play, Countertransference. The first scene is a modification of a play of the same name from an earlier Xlibris publication, Countertransference and Retribution, consisting of two plays with names as indicated. The second play, Irresistible Impulse is a two act play which is a modification of the play “Retribution” from the aforementioned Xlibris publication. The third play, “Masada Revisited II” is a play about a famous incident in Jewish history that occurred in 73 C.E. It is about the last stronghold of the Jews in the war against the Romans that began in 66 C.E in the region that is Israel today. Masada, a mountaintop fortress near the Dead Sea was the last stronghold of the Jews which the Romans besieged for, supposedly, three years. On the night before when it was very likely that the fortress would be captured by the Romans the next day, the Jewish defenders committed mass suicide so that when the Romans entered the fortress the next morning all they found were dead bodies. This comes down in history from one author, Josephus, a Roman Jewish author. Since Josephus wrote to satisfy the Romans, his version of what happened is suspect. The play in this book gives a different take on what happened there. The last play, “On the Shoulders of Giants” is a play about the famous mathematician Isaac Newton. This play was co-authored with Herbert Hauptman. Herbert Hauptman was the first mathematician to win a Nobel Prize. Since there is no prize in mathematics, he won it in chemistry in 1985 for his work in applying mathematics (Advanced Probability) to crystallography. John Nash of “A Beautiful Mind” was the second mathematician to win a Nobel Prize. He won it for his work in applying mathematics (Game Theory) to economics.

Three Screenplays

The author has also written two plays about countertransference in psychotherapy with titles“Countertransference,” and “Retribution.” This publication contains three screenplays, although the third one “Hypatia” is in play format but ...

Author: Arthur Ziffer

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781496964373

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 84

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This publication contains three screenplays, although the third one "Hypatia" is in play format but could easily be adapted to a screenplay. The first screenplay in this publication has title "The Sewers." It is about a group of Jews hiding out in the sewers of Warsaw during the Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis during World War II. The second one, "The Knoll," takes place during the time when the American West was being settled. The third one is about Hypatia a real person during the time of Alexandria Egypt in the early fifth century AD who got into trouble with the powers that be at that time.

Treating Families and Children in the Child Protective System

At some point theyare invariably “burned”by a family, creating countertransference angerand retribution. Once maybeall they need to become familyphobic,or it may take severalsuch cases before they adopt a “neveragain” attitude toward ...

Author: Wes Crenshaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135933951

Category: Psychology

Page: 298

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Written by a psychologist who has worked with families and foster children for 11 years, Treating Families and Children in the Child Protective System is designed for therapists, social workers, family preservationists, court officers, attorneys, judges, and others caught up in the interplay of child protection. Using theory and compelling case studies, the author posits child abuse as an ultimate form of family injustice, requiring intervention at every level of the system. The author proposes a critically optimistic stance, approaching each case as a family-friend with practical and powerful tools to direct the overwhelming power of the system into a force for the restoration of family justice.

Countertransference

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 ...

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

The case reported by Silverman and discussed earlier (see C4ha1tL3) is an excellent example of an impasse created when the patient knows he has stimulated his therapist's envy and fears retribution because of it.

Author: Karen J. Maroda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135060527

Category: Psychology

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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.

Masada Revisited Iii and Other Plays

This book contains six plays with titles: Masada Revisited III Irresistible Impulse Redemption Isaac and Amanda One Plus One Equals One Hypatia Masada Revisited III contains all of the material contained in two other published plays of the ...

Author: Arthur Ziffer

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496970787

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 358

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This book contains six plays with titles: Masada Revisited III Irresistible Impulse Redemption Isaac and Amanda One Plus One Equals One Hypatia Masada Revisited III contains all of the material contained in two other published plays of the author, with titles Masada Revisited and Masada Revisited II, except for two scenes which contain material of a historical and religious nature. Masada is a site in modern-day Israel near the Dead Sea. It was the last stronghold of the Jews in the Jewish War against the Romans which lasted from 66 AD to 70 AD. According to some versions of history the mountain top fortress, Masada, was able to withstand a Roman siege that lasted for three years until 73 AD when the Romans finally captured the fortress. According to the historian Josephus, when the Romans did finally enter the fortress, all they found were dead bodies, except for two women and five children hiding in a cave. Irresistible Impulse had two earlier published versions with titles Death of a Psychiatrist and Retribution. Hypatia is a play about a real woman who lived in Alexandria Egypt in the later part of the fourth century AD and early part of the fifth century AD. The play is only partly historical.

Three Screenplays

This publication contains three screenplays, although the third one “Hypatia” is in play format but could easily be adapted to a screenplay.

Author: Arthur Ziffer

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496964366

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 86

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This publication contains three screenplays, although the third one “Hypatia” is in play format but could easily be adapted to a screenplay. The first screenplay in this publication has title “The Sewers.” It is about a group of Jews hiding out in the sewers of Warsaw during the Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis during World War II. The second one, “The Knoll,” takes place during the time when the American West was being settled. The third one is about Hypatia a real person during the time of Alexandria Egypt in the early fifth century AD who got into trouble with the powers that be at that time.

Transference and Countertransference

Then he said, “Sex is a mystery, like the weather; there are tornados, storms, dangers of retribution. With A and the mating ritual [A is a woman of whom he often speaks with longing, with whom he had a brief intense flirtation, ...

Author: Jean Arundale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429908989

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

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Since Freud's initial papers on transference and countertransference, these vast and inexhaustible subjects have occupied psychoanalysts. Transference and countertransference, the essence of the patient/analyst relationship, are concepts so central to pschoanalysis that, to our minds, they transcend theoretical orientation and, thus, can be seen as a unifying focus of psychoanalysis. However differently theoretical traditions conceptualize the transference, or disagree as to when and how to interpret it in our everyday analytic work, we all embrace the phenomenon as vital to psychic change.

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".

Psychodynamic Theory for Therapeutic Practice

That his counsellor (mother) could contain his anger and not seek retribution was an experience he had never had before. Like a child he started to test ... Countertransference feelings can be the other end of the client's transference.

Author: Juliet Higdon

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137296122

Category: Social Science

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The work of Freud and the pioneers who followed in his footsteps offers a rich and diverse source of ideas for those working, or training to work, in the helping professions. However too often this body of theory comes across as abstract and can be difficult to grasp. This refreshingly clear book provides a brilliantly readable account of the major psychodynamic theories, unpacking complex theory and showing the people behind the ideas. Originally published as From Counselling Skills to Counsellor and significantly refreshed and revised in its second edition, this text guides readers through how key concepts first originated, how they developed and how they apply in practice today. This updated edition: Discusses the contributions of five key figures in the field: Freud, Klein, Winnicott, Bion and Bowlby Presents compelling case studies throughout which powerfully illustrate psychodynamic theory in practice Explores the legacy of psychodynamic theorists in two new chapters, including feminism and developments in attachment theory Shows how psychodynamic theory can help practitioners in building and understanding the therapeutic relationship An insightful introduction to core psychodynamic theory, this text is invaluable reading for all students, trainees and practitioners in counselling and psychotherapy, and of interest to those studying and working in the fields of nursing, social work and counselling psychology.

Patient Violence and the Clinician

... 159-160 , 168-169 retribution theory , 157 , 165-167 “ Dangerousness ” criterion , 156 Defense mechanisms . See also Denial and countertransference , 91-92 as intervention impediment , 60 nursing staff victims , 11 Delusions ...

Author: Burr Eichelman

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 0880484543

Category: Medical

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Patient Violence and the Clinician presents clinically relevant information on violent patients and how clinicians can deal with threats of potential violence in their everyday practice. This book describes the clinical information known about the characteristics of assaultive patients and the characteristics of their assaults. It also reviews special issues of clinician safety related to women, psychiatric residents, and psychiatric nurses. Patient Violence and the Clinician provides concrete strategies for enhancing clinician safety through architecture, alarm systems, and behavioral strategies. It addresses staff issues and the humane treatment of violent patients. This book helps the clinician think about the cultural issues that surround treatment of violent patients - before violence erupts.

An Anthropology of the Enlightenment

The conflation of detachment and intuition, or countertransference, makes sense in ascriptive perspective. ... Renteln suggests that a transcultural moral feature might be the notion of proportionality of retribution (2013: 71–114).

Author: Huon Wardle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000181562

Category: Social Science

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In a time of intellectual uncertainty, the question of how we know what we do about human lives becomes ever more pressing. The essays collated in this volume argue that anthropology can be used to acknowledge, explore and interpret divergence and ideological conflict over human meaning. Using questions raised as part of the Enlightenment movement, this volume is structured around some of the key themes the Enlightenment fostered, including human nature, time, Earth and the Cosmos, beauty, order, harmony and design, moral sentiments, and the query of whether wealthy nations make for healthy publics. The volume focuses in particular on how 'moral sentiment' offered a guiding idea in Enlightenment thought. The idea of 'moral sentiment' is central to the essays' grappling with the ethical anxieties of contemporary anthropology. The essays therefore trace historical connections and fissures and focus on Adam Smith's attempts toward an understanding of what would later be called 'modernity'. With an afterword from Marilyn Strathern, this volume will be a strong addition to the Association of Social Anthropologists conference proceedings.

Psychotherapy of the Disorders of the Self

From a countertransference point of view, it is interesting that this happened just as she had overcome her long-standing ... This was not surprising, considering how her fantasies of retribution had been painfully and repeatedly ...

Author: James F. Masterson, M.D.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134849178

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

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Published in the year 1988, Psychotherapy of the Disorders of the Self is a valuable contribution to the field of Psychiatry.

Making a Difference in Patients Lives

... upon me from communiqués transmitted from the strange country we call transference and countertransference” (p. ... withdrawal on the analyst's part that is parallel to the patient's withdrawal, and may be a form of retribution. 3.

Author: Sandra Buechler

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781135469580

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Winner of the 2009 Gradiva Award for Outstanding Psychoanalytic Publication! Within the title of her book, Making a Difference in Patients' Lives, Sandra Buechler echoes the hope of all clinicians. But, she counters, experience soon convinces most of us that insight, on its own, is often not powerful enough to have a significant impact on how a life is actually lived. Many clinicians and therapists have turned toward emotional experience, within and outside the treatment setting, as a resource. How can the immense power of lived emotional experience be harnessed in the service of helping patients live richer, more satisfying lives? Most patients come into treatment because they are too anxious, or depressed, or don’t seem to feel alive enough. Something is wrong with what they feel, or don’t feel. Given that the emotions operate as a system, with the intensity of each affecting the level of all the others, it makes sense that it would be an emotional experience that would have enough power to change what we feel. But, ironically, the wider culture, and even psychoanalysts, seem to favor "solutions" that aim to mute emotionality, rather than relying on one emotion to modify another. We turn to pharmaceutical, cognitive, or behavioral change to make a difference in how life feels. Because we are afraid of emotional intensity, we cut off our most powerful source of regulation. In clear, jargon-free prose that utilizes both clinical vignettes and excerpts from poetry, art, and literature, Buechler explores how the power to feel can become the power to change. Through an active empathic engagement with the patient and an awareness of the healing potential inherent in each of our fundamental emotions, the clinician can make a substantial difference in the patient’s capacity to embrace life.

Psychoanalytic Listening

... the Dutch documentary maker, was a legitimate retribution for his mockery of Muslim customs. ... It overlooks the fact that countertransference experiences in such situations become quite vulnerable to the tricks of “shared ethnic ...

Author: Salman Akhtar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429917967

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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'Joseph Breuer's celebrated patient, Anna O., designated psychoanalysis to be a "talking cure". She was correct insofar as psychoanalysis does place verbal exchange at the center stage. However, the focus upon the patient's and therapist's speaking activities diverted attention from how the two parties listen to each other. Psychoanalysis is a listening and talking cure. Both elements are integral to clinical work. Listening with no talking can only go so far. Talking without listening can mislead and harm. And yet, the listening end of the equation has received short shrift in analytic literature. This book aims to rectify this problem by focusing upon analytic listening. Taking Freud's early description of how an analyst ought to listen as its starting point, the book traverses considerable historical, theoretical, and clinical territory. The ground covered ranges from diverse methods of listening through the informative potential of the countertransference to the outer limits of our customary attitude where psychoanalytic listening no longer helps and might even be contraindicated.'- Salmon Akhtar, from his Introduction

The Social Work Psychoanalyst s Casebook

... and my patient about the missing links to her aggression, penance, and adaptive endeavors to forestall retribution. ... was conducted with greater emphasis on the “here-and-now” immediacy of transference and countertransference.

Author: Joyce Edward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134896141

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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The Social Work Psychoanalyst's Casebook begins with an interview with Dr. Sanville, who reflects on her evolution as a social work analyst, theoretician, writer, teacher, and leader. These reminiscences are followed by accounts of nine analytic treatments, each of which offers an unusual window into what actually transpired between analyst and analysand during the treatment hours. These case studies concern particularly troubled, often traumatized patients-the very "hard to reach" or "difficult to treat" clients with whom social workers have long been familiar. They include a reanalysis by the same analyst of a patient whose first therapy ended in a stalemate; an account of transference and countertransference phenomena during termination; a report on the analysis of a young woman who experienced both chronic and stress-related trauma; and an account of the special issues involved in the treatment of an aging woman. Most of the case studies reflect the influence of Dr. Sanville, whose work has long evinced the therapeutic imagination and disciplined creativity to which all the contributors aspire. Tthe contributors to this volume offer the salutary reminder that analytic work is built on a relationship of respect and empathy and that treatment success follows from the therapist's willingness to accommodate the unique needs of individual patients. In honoring Jean Sanville, The Social Work Psychoanalyst's Casebook speaks to the robustness of a multidisciplinary approach to psychopathology that transcends the bounds of any single profession-an approach in which contemporary psychoanalysis is enlarged by the insights and emphases of social work just as social work is enriched by the clinical wisdom of psychoanalysis.

Psychiatry and the Dilemmas of Crime

He may be sufficiently impressed by the retribution imposed upon his patient so that he feels the need to repress vigorously any antisocial fantasies of his own. This means that much countertransference material will be repressed.

Author: Seymour L. Halleck

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520020596

Category: Criminal psychology

Page: 382

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The Psychiatric Interview in Clinical Practice

He may have, for example, developed vague fantasies of retribution for sexual behavior that he finds shameful. In the patient's mind, the abdominal ... Awareness of both transference and countertransference helps to guide the interview.

Author: Roger A. MacKinnon

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781615370597

Category: Medical

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Much has changed in the critical interval since the last edition of The Psychiatric Interview in Clinical Practice was published. This new, third edition provides an up-to-date examination of the psychiatric interview that reflects changes introduced in DSM-5, while continuing to recognize that describing symptoms and establishing a diagnosis should command only a portion of the clinician's attention, and that a patient's personal history must be elicited and character structure addressed in the clinical engagement. Significant advances have been made in biological psychiatry, and research in genetics, cognitive neuroscience, psychopharmacology, brain imaging, and the neurosciences in general continues apace, informing the culture of psychiatry and providing growing insight into the etiology of mental illnesses. However, the book reflects the authors' belief that virtually all major psychiatric disorders are complex amalgams of genetic disposition and environmental influences. In this context, the psychiatric interview is a vitally important dialogue, and effective strategies are modeled through the use of clinical vignettes taken from the authors' experience. Topics and features of this new edition include: An updating of diagnostic considerations to reflect the publication of DSM-5. A chapter on interviewing the patient with dissociative identity disorder (DID), which is now recognized as an entity distinct from other psychopathological conditions and rooted in childhood trauma. The frequency of DID in the ambulatory setting has been repeatedly demonstrated and speaks to the need to accurately diagnose and treat this often-debilitating disorder. An entirely updated chapter on interviewing the traumatized patient. A section on interviewing the patient of different background. The book emphasizes that the subjective experience of being "different" is universal and that psychiatry is enriched by recognizing and exploring that experience, validating its existence, and attempting to understand how it influences the patient's life. Continued emphasis on and inclusion of relevant case vignettes drawn from the authors' clinical experiences. Structural consistency across chapters, with sections on psychopathology and psychodynamics, differential diagnosis, management of the interview, transference and countertransference, and so forth, which reinforces skills acquisition and makes the text easy to use. By creating a text that is aligned with DSM-5 while continuing to stress the importance of eliciting the patient's subjective experience and achieving a therapeutic dialogue, the authors of The Psychiatric Interview in Clinical Practice have done a great service to the profession and provided much-needed guidance to mental health clinicians and trainees.