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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Understanding Transference

The Power of Patterns in the Therapeutic Relationship

ISBN 9781403921185
Publication Date January 2010
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series The Palgrave Psychotherapy Series

Emotional links between therapists and their clients can help or hinder the therapeutic process. This comprehensive book examines how the main approaches deal with transference, looking at the technical and ethical difficulties in understanding transference from a theoretical point of view and with clinical illustration.

LESLEY MURDIN is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and Head of Training at WPF, London, UK. She is the ethics officer of the UKCP and is Reviews Editor for the International Journal of Psychotherapy. Her past publications include How Much Is Enough?: Endings in Psychotherapy and Counselling.

The Story of Transference
Transference and its Mirror Image: Counter-transference
Family Patterns
How Does the Use of the Transference Concept Help Clinicians?
The Nature of the Evidence Base for Analytic Therapy
How Much Can We Achieve Through Analysing Transference Patterns?
Ethical Problems
Can You Teach and Learn to Practice Therapy Through the Use of Transference?
Where Do We Go From Here?


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