Chapter 18 Lecture Notes
e.g. a patient gets into an accident while driving to therapy - & you say that they unconsciously
sabotaged themselves so that they wouldn't come to therapy t which is a guaranteed way of pissing off
µZ[(t ppl do things unconsciously to be able to not do work t being late or procrastinating is
tehe way even teenagers do it.
Transference t if used properly, is a powerful tool & if used improperly t ][ou}]vµo]vP
In classic psychoanalysis t the theory is that therapist is a blank screen. The idea is that the therapist is a
blank screen; doing nothing aside from helping the client - & the patient starts getting angry or
conversly, they start falling in love with their therapist.
old baggage [usually related to their parents] onto the therapist; they are relating to them as they
would relate to their parents in the past as a child = TRANSFERENCE.
Good therapists recognize that the fact is that the therapists do t they do things in therapy; they are not
neutral or a blank screen, if they were, then they would be pretty ineffective.
= everything they [therapist] do could potentially cause a reaction in the patient & they could react to
the therapist. [& not b/c they were projecting on their therapist]
past issues t so even if the therapists is trying to be neutral t they still do bring up things in the
Countertransference t when the client reacts to the therapist through their issues they had with their
Countertransference t uv}Pv]]}vÇZZ]}(Z]}v}Z]o]v[
In object-relations therapy t ][Ç}(ÇZ}Çvu]herapy:
(1) More than any other therapy, it makes sure that the therapist understands their own
or to their client [so they should know their counter-transference]