Countertransference: Resistance and Therapeutic Leverage

Liegner, Evelyn
February 2003
Modern Psychoanalysis;2003, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p7
Academic Journal
Countertransference, both as obstacle and therapeutic instrument, is the most significant factor in working successfully with patients. The narcissistic defense and the resistances aroused in both patient and analyst need to be resolved for effective therapeutic progress. It is the primary responsibility of analysts to resolve their countertransference resistances, positive and negative, for therapeutic leverage.


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