Clinical Seminar: The Difficult Patient – Robert Katz, Ph. D.

The Countertransferential Burden of Encountering an ‘Other’ Self: the Analyst’s Difficulties and the Analysis of Difficulty

Robert J. Katz, Ph.D.

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