An experiential alternative to countertransference.

  title={An experiential alternative to countertransference.},
  author={Alvin R. Mahrer},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  volume={57 8},
In an experiential alternative, the therapist and the client attend mainly to a "third thing" throughout the session instead of to one another. A case is presented in which the experiential alternative can offer some new, and perhaps interesting, uses of the therapist's personal reactions in comparison with the uses of countertransference and personal reactions of the therapist when therapist and client attend mainly to one another throughout the session. These new uses are presented and… CONTINUE READING

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