Books

Resistant Interactions

CHILD, FAMILY AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST

 

In this original work, Robert Marshall demonstrates numerous approaches to helping hard-to-treat patients. He shows how to facilitate treatment with joining techniques such as mirroring, echoing, and reflection, and how the innovative concept of sequence therapy—a systematic analysis of child, adult, and familial resistance—and countertransference exploration can vastly improve a difficult therapeutic process. Resistant Interactions is a useful resource for clinicians with challenging patients, that is, for every clinician. 

The Transference Countertransference Matrix:

THE EMOTIONAL COGNITIVE DIALOGUE IN PSYCHOTHERAPY,

PSYCHOANALYSIS, AND SUPERVISION

 

Psychoanalysts need to develop and maintain a clear idea of the fundamental concepts of transference and countertransference and their infraction. This book operationally defines, quantifies and demonstrates the connections between these concepts on theoretical and practical levels. The new synthesis of transference and countertransference provided by this work reveals a valuable and sophisticated introduction to the entire psychotherapeutic enterprise. There are a number of powerful aspects of the Transference Countertransference Matrix. Foremost is the introduction of a three-factor model of transference and countertransference which examines the source, degree of awareness and the generality of transference and countertransference at the clinical level.

 

The authors show how the Matrix can be used with ease and efficacy by theoretically different psychoanalytic schools. The usefulness of the Matrix is amply demonstrated in the treatment of adults, adolescents, and children with different clinical conditions at various stages of treatment. In the application of the transference-countertransference Matrix to individual treatment, the authors present an extensive case study of a six-year pscyhoanalysis conducted by one of the authors who was trained in the interpersonal tradition of Sullivan. Other cases in the book represent neo-Freudian, self psychology and modern psychoanalytic orientations. While working with the patient-therapist dyad, the authors next add the supervisory function expressed in terms of their three-factor Model. They describe and provide rationales for the subtle emotional communication among patient, therapist and supervisor, again illustrating with clinical material. This book provides secure direction to the clinician and illustrates the use of historical data, clinical phenomena and induced feelings which can enable the therapist to advance the treatment process.

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