Working with Transference Countertransference   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

PY 704 - Working with Transference Countertransference

Prerequisite(s): PY 491  This course is designed to provide understanding of the evolving concepts of transference and countertransference in the psychoanalytic literature, with special emphasis on recognizing and using transference and countertransference to inform therapeutic interventions. The course will be open to advanced students and will have a seminar/role play format. Discussions will focus on tracking the client's experience of the therapist, steps in the analysis of transference, and recognition and usage of countertransference experiences. Classroom role playing and /or reviewing of student therapy tapes will provide hands-on experience with responding to intersubjective experiences, and also provide classmates with experience in the clinical observation and feedback processes involved in consultation and supervision. (2 credits)