The concept of objective countertransference and its role in a two-person psychology.

@article{Geltner2006TheCO,
  title={The concept of objective countertransference and its role in a two-person psychology.},
  author={Paul Geltner},
  journal={American journal of psychoanalysis},
  year={2006},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={
          25-42
        }
}
  • Paul Geltner
  • Published in American journal of psychoanalysis 2006
Objective countertransference comprises those feelings the analyst experiences with the patient that are repetitions of feelings from the patient's life outside the analysis. It is viewed as being induced by the patient and is understood in the context of the patient's life, not the analyst's. The concept is used to understand the relationship of some of the analyst's feelings to recurrent interpersonal patterns in the patient's life. It has often been viewed as being incompatible with a two… CONTINUE READING

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