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Countertransference and Role-Responsiveness

  title={Countertransference and Role-Responsiveness},
  author={Joseph Sandler},
  journal={The International review of psycho-analysis},
  • J. Sandler
  • Published 1976
  • Psychology
  • The International review of psycho-analysis
As we know, the term 'countertransference' has a great many meanings, just as the term 'transference' has. Freud first saw countertransference as referring to the analyst's blind spots which presented an obstacle to the analysis. From the beginning, countertransference was consistently seen by Freud 'as an obstruction to the freedom of the analyst's understanding of the patient.' In this context Freud regarded the analyst's mind as an 'instrument ..., its effective functioning in the analytic… 
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  • G. Gabbard
  • Psychology
    The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1995
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  • Maciej Musial
  • Psychology
    The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 2019
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Countertransference Evolution in Theory and Practice
  • R. Tyson
  • Psychology
    Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
  • 1986
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Countertransference as the Analyst's experience of the analysand: influence of listening perspectives
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Countertransference Before Heimann
  • Joshua Holmes
  • Psychology
    Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
  • 2014
Detailed examination of Freud’s public and private discussions of countertransference reveals that he recognized much of its potential value, as well as its pitfalls, and suggested that the analyst's contributions should be based on spontaneous affect, measured out consciously.
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Second, revised edition of Sandler, Dare and Holder's classic overview of what goes on in the practice of psychoanalysis.