Transference/Counter-transference Interaction

Julie Hyman, LCSW                                                                   
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The Analytic Relationship and the Study of the Transference/Countertransference Interaction

Course Syllabus

Transference and Countertransference: Foundations

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

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

Week Four

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

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

Week Five

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

Transference and Countertransference in Contemporary Clinical Issues

Week Six: Money

Myers, K. (2008). Show Me the Money:(the “Problem” of) the Therapist’s Desire, Subjectivity, and Relationship to the Fee. Contemp. Psychoanal., 44(1):118-140

Dimen, M. (1994). Money, Love, and Hate: Contradiction and Paradox in Psychoanalysis. Psychoanal. Dial., 4(1):69-100

Week Seven: Sexual Abuse and Relational Trauma

Messler Davies, J & Frawley, M.G. (1994).  Treating the Adult Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Psychoanalytic Perspective, Chapter 8, “The Impact of Trauma on Transference & Countertransference, pp. 149-166;

Chapter 9, “Eight Transference-Countertransference Positions, pp. 167-185; and

Chapter 10, “Transference and Countertransference: A Case Example, pp. 186-197

Week Eight: Gender and Sexuality

Greene, B. (1995). “Addressing Racism, Sexism and Heterosexuality in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy” in Lesbians and Psychoanalysis: Revolutions in Theory and Practice. Ed. Glassgold J and Iasenza, S. pp. 149-155.

Blechner, M.J. (1998). Maleness and Masculinity . Contemp. Psychoanal., 34(4):597-613

Lester, E.P. (2009). Gender and Identity Issues in the Analytic Process. Can. J. Psychoanal., 17(2):238-25

Week Nine: Race, Class and Otherness I

Holmes, D.E. (1999). Race and Countertransference: Two “Blind Spots” in Psychoanalytic Perception. J. Appl. Psychoanal. Stud., 1(4):319-332

Altman, N. (2000). Black and White Thinking. Psychoanal. Dial., 10(4):589-605

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

Week Ten: Race, Class and Otherness II

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

Suchet, M. (2010). Face to Face. Psychoanal. Dial., 20(2):158-171