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Countertransference and Role-Responsiveness

@article{Sandler1976CountertransferenceAR,
  title={Countertransference and Role-Responsiveness},
  author={J. Sandler},
  journal={The International review of psycho-analysis},
  year={1976}
}
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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