The Power of Countertransference: Innovations in Analytic Technique: Second Edition

Author(s) : Karen J. Maroda

The Power of Countertransference: Innovations in Analytic Technique: Second Edition

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  • Publisher : Analytic Press
  • Published : 2004
  • Cover : Paperback
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  • Catalogue No : 748
  • ISBN 13 : 9780881634143
  • ISBN 10 : 088163414X
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This book re-works current and past ideas on countertransference into a new, interpersonal approach to treatment. The author emphasises mutuality and debunks the idea that psychoanalysis needs to cling to authoritarianism in order to maintain its essential integrity. This revised edition includes an afterword in which Maroda clarifies her own position and comments on the evolution of psychoanalytic technique since the first edition.

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Sue Lemasurier on 04/03/2004

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As a past user of mental health services and someone who is currently in training as a psychodynamic psychotherapist, I can thoroughly recommend this book. I found the content relevant to current clinical practice, in that it is empowering, collaborative and analytic. I enjoyed the openness expressed by the author and am reminded of Ferenzis words "however we treat our patients, they treat themselves with transference". I do think patients have the ability to pick up our unconscious processes and that being honest in our responses, in my experience, enhances, rather than detracts from the process of therapy as it facilitates the development of trust and a strong working alliance. Whilst there are schools of therapy that would disagree with such a stance, I have not found them as useful as those that blend analysis with humanity!

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