Transference/Counter-transference Interaction

The Analytic Relationship and the Study of the Transference/Countertransference Interaction

Course Syllabus 2016

Julie Hyman, LCSW


Week One

Modell, A. (1991). The therapeutic relationship as a paradoxical experience. Psychoanal. Dial. 1:13-27.

Bird, B. (1972). Notes on transference: Universal phenomenon and hardest part of analysis. J American Psychoanalytic Assoc. 20: 267-301.

Week Two

Ferenczi, Sandor (1933) “Confusion of Tongues Between Adults and the Child,” Reprinted in Contemporary Psychoanalysis (1988), 24, (2): 196 – 206.

Zaslow, S. (1988) “Comments on ‘Confusion of Tongues.’” Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 24 (2): 211-225.

Week Three

Gill, M. M. (1979). The analysis of transference. J. Am. Psychoanal. Assoc. 27:263-288.

Gill, M.M. (1983). The interpersonal paradigm and the degree of the therapist’s involvement. Contemp. Psychoanal. 19: 200-237.

Week Four

Racker, Heinrich (1957). The meanings and uses of countertransference. Psychoanal. Qu. 26: 303-357.

Sandler, J. (1976). Countertransference and role-responsiveness. Intl Rev Psychoanal., 3: 43-47.

Week Five

Hoffman, I. (1983). The patient as interpreter of the analyst’s experience. Contemp Psychoanal. 19: 389-422.

Hirsch, I. (1996). Observing participation, mutual enactment and the new classical models. Contemp. Psychoanal. 32: 359-383.

Week Six

Searles, H. (1979). The patient as therapist to his analyst. In: Countertransference and Related Subjects. NY: International Universities Pr, pp. 380-459.

Week Seven

Mitchell, S. (1997). Varieties of interaction. In: Influence and Autonomy, Chap.5., pp. 143-168. Relational Perspectives Series.

Ehrenberg, D. (1992). The Intimate Edge: Extending the Reach of Psychoanalytic Interaction, Chapter 5, “On the Question of Analyzability” & Chapter 6, “Creating a Psychoanalytic Engagement”.

Levenson, E. (1992). Mistakes, Errors and Oversights. Contemp Psychoanal. 28:555-571.

Week Eight

Greenberg, J. (1991). Countertransference and reality. Psychoanal. Dial. 1:52-73.

Levenson, E. (1981). Facts or fantasies: on the nature of psychoanalytic data. Contemp Psychoanal. 17:486-500.

Week Nine

Winnicott, D.W. (1949). Hate in the countertransference. Intl J Psychoanal. 30: 69-75.

Davies, J.M. (2004). Whose bad objects are we anyway?: Repetition and our elusive love affair with evil. Psychoanal. Dial. 14:711-32.

Week Ten

Suchet, Melanie. (2004). A Relational Encounter with Race. Psychoanalytic Dialogues. 14: 423-438.

Leary, Kimberlyn. (1997). Race, Self-Disclosure, and “Forbidden Talk”: Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary Clinical Practice. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 66:163-189.


Julie Hyman, LCSW
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