Transference, counter transference, and projection are three important and functional concepts to be familiar with when thinking of the client/therapist relationship in this section we will be discussing what these concepts are, how they function within the context of the therapeutic relationship and how to best react to these issues for your. Transference (german: Übertragung) is a theoretical phenomenon characterized by unconscious redirection of the feelings a person has about a second person to feelings the first person has about a third personit usually concerns feelings from an important second-person relationship from childhood, and is sometimes considered inappropriate. Frequently spoken about in reference to the therapeutic relationship, the classic example of sexual transference is falling in love with one’s therapist however, you might also transfer feelings such as rage, anger, distrust, or dependence.
What is transference transference is often used to describe a redirection of unconscious feelings from their original object to a new object for example, feelings which originally occurred towards a parent or spouse could then be transferred to a therapist or counsellor within a therapeutic relationship. In a therapeutic context, transference refers to the way in which the client’s view of and relations with childhood objects (meaning: people) are expressed in current feelings, attitudes, and behaviours in regard to the therapist (sandler et al, 1980. Transference and countertransference phenomena are key to the therapeutic encounter and form the ground in which the work of change occurs for psychosynthesis therapists, the symptom is held as both a deficit from wounding in the personality and as a harbinger of. Transference and countertransference are both normal phenomena that may arise during the course of the therapeutic relationship understanding these phenomena in nursing is important because the primary focus of nursing is the nurse-patient relationship (imura, 1991.
Transference describes a situation where the feelings, desires, and expectations of one person are redirected and applied to another person most commonly, transference refers to a therapeutic. Consider the relationship between transference and countertransference, touching on related concepts of projective identification, role responsiveness, enactment, the therapists use of reverie, and the question of therapist self disclosure. Transference was a word coined by sigmund freud to label the way patients transfer feelings from important persons in their early lives, onto the psychoanalyst or therapist.
Define and describe countertransference as both a therapeutic construct and a therapeutic process in other words, countertransference is an integral part of a transference relationship every transference situation provokes a countertransference situation (racker, 1968. Transference and countertransference describe two commonly occurring scenarios within a counseling relationship both transference and countertransference represent the manner in which the client acts and feels toward the therapist and vice versa. Countertransference counter-transference is defined as “an ‘abbreviation’ for the totality of our responses to our work—emotional, cognitive, and behavioral—whether prompted by our patients, by the dynamics incumbent to our helping relationships, or by our own inevitable life experiences. This work was produced by one of our professional writers as a learning aid to help you with your studies published: wed, 20 dec 2017 describe the transference-countertransference element of the therapeutic relationship.
Patterns of transference and countertransference september 26, let’s look at some examples of transference and countertransference patterns in the descriptions below, i will assume that you are the therapist you allow the client to treat your relationship as if it were purely instrumental and had no personal side to it. Transference, countertransference, and secondary traumatization the counselor-client relationship is a crucial component of all therapy its importance is highlighted in work with abuse survivors because of the nature of the injury caused by the abuse--it was often caused by someone in close relationship to the client, on whom she was dependent, and from whom she should have received care and. A therapist's attunement to his own countertransference is nearly as critical as his understanding of the transference not only does this help the therapist regulate his/her own emotions in the therapeutic relationship, but it also gives the therapist valuable insight. In the therapeutic relationship, wiener makes a central distinction between working in the transference and working with the transference, advocating a flexible approach that takes account of the different kinds of attachment patients can make to their therapists.
In the therapeutic relationship, note the importance of transference, contertransference and projection from the perspective that: the client’s experience of difficult past primary relationships is likely to come to the fore in the room as the work develops (transference and projections onto the practitioner) the practitioner must be prepared. We must continuously self-monitor because transference love and countertransference love can impact the therapeutic relationship at any time we never want to either minimize or maximize them, but neither do we want them to impair our clinical functioning. Countertransference is defined as redirection of a psychotherapist's feelings toward a client – or, more generally, as a therapist's emotional entanglement with a client. The nature of the staff-patient relationship still is different from that between relatives and patients as by definition it is a therapeutic one (moore and kuipers 1992 moreira et al 1997.
Countertransference, which occurs when a therapist transfers emotions to a person in therapy, is often a reaction to transference, a phenomenon in which the person in treatment redirects feelings. Transference and countertransference by lisa marie hilz introduction transference and countertransference are both normal phenomena that may arise during the course of the therapeutic relationship understanding these phenomena in nursing is important because the primary focus of nursing is the nurse-patient relationship (imura, 1991. Therapists in consultation with one another may refer to transference as a general statement about the strength of the therapeutic relationship in this view, a “good” or “positive.