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Transference Love and Countertransference Love in Clinical Technique

By Ronald J. M.D. Koshes and Colleen E. M.D. Sari


The authors review the original and modern concepts of transference and countertransference love as described by Sigmund Freud followed by the more recent theories of Heinz Kohut and Otto Kernberg, focusing on dynamic clinical importance. Case examples are presented to illustrate the important clinical presentations, problems and pitfalls as well as techniques of managing the eroticized transference. The countertransference implications are especially explored as well as indications for supervision

Topics: Transference Love and Countertransference Love in Clinical Technique, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, United States, Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry, article, Psychiatry
Publisher: Jefferson Digital Commons
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:jdc.jefferson.edu:jeffjpsychiatry-1270

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