Transference And Counter Transference Essay

1203 words - 5 pages

Transference and counter transference is one of most important aspects of treatment between patient and practitioner. In a clinical setting we do not always have the opportunity to have consecutive treatments with the same patient and as a result may not be able to acknowledge or notice these occurrences. It is not often that I have the opportunity to see a patient on a regular basis or even twice for that matter. As a result, it is not possible for me to notice or recognize any transference that the patient my have towards me. At times however, I clearly know the impose counter-transference & boundaries issues which patient and I experience.

When my patients are of similar race or age range, I feel a stronger tide towards them. I feel they could relate to me and me to them during treatments. One case was an older Spanish patient which we had. I had strong counter transference toward this patient. He was older Spanish man, with a baldhead, and limping from a post-stroke. He was very energetic and had very high spirit. His personality and certain things he would say reminded me off my grandfather. After leaving the treatment room and coming back to give him a treatment he would be singing, which I though, “that’s is so typical of my grandfather, always happy.” I thought this man was adorable, having gone through so much and yet full of life. I felt very comfortable with him. I definitely felt I had some type of connection with him, I felt more sympathy towards him than other patients. Although, I felt this way towards this patient I did not express or demonstrate it. I kept myself focused and acted in a professional manner.

At the same time of this occurrence there were other things that went on pertaining to transference and counter transference. The Intern and I definitely had some type of strong transference and counter transference going on. There was a clash of personalities between the intern and me. We totally did not get along. I felt uneasy and that she did not want me there in the room with her. Why? I thought that maybe she felt challenged. I don’t know, but I felt I asked the patient questions that she forgot to ask. I also gave her my opinion about treatment principle, which I do not think she appreciated. With my previous interns, I was very much part of the intake and treatment process. The interns and I would ask questions. If one forgot, the other would ask the rest of the questions. By working together we would acquire a full cover intake. I was trained by my previous interns to being an active part of the process, and expected that this past internship was going to be the same but it was not. This particular intern was very arrogant, thought she was always right, and looked down upon me. She made her feelings clear to me and I really hated working with her. I noticed she really hated whenever I gave her any suggestions about treatments principle, even when the supervisor would say the same thing she totally would ignore...

Find Another Essay On Transference and Counter Transference

On Narcissism: Psychological Theories and Therapeutic Interventions in the Narcissistic Disorders

4166 words - 17 pages Psychodynamic treatment of the narcissist revolves around the transference relationship which emerges during treatment. In order for the transference relationship to develop the therapist must be emphatic in understanding the patient's narcissistic needs. By echoing the narcissist the therapist remains 'silent' and 'invisible' to the narcissist. In essence the therapist becomes a mirror to the narcissist to the extent that the narcissist

Relationships in adult life are molded by relationships established in early childhood.

1893 words - 8 pages general view of psychodynamics on these propositions, and then examines aspects likes: what had developed in early relationship; became residue, and have its impact in adult relationships; and do individual consciously aware of these influence; f-actors that make us more susceptible to such influence: and so on. The differential view in transference between the classical Freudian and object relations theories would also be examined, and ending with a

Describe and critically evaluate the psychoanalytical approach

1176 words - 5 pages problem and infer its contents. The therapist also uses dream interpretation to penetrate the unconscious mind and infer its contents. Eventually the patient will experience transference and become aware of the trauma producing the neurosis. This can become a very emotional process and may cause feelings of love or hatred towards the therapist by the patient. There is also counter- transference, which refers to the therapist's feelings of

sample

1173 words - 5 pages transference or countertransference, and by limiting my ability to help this client with their issue. Before 1973 the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders viewed homosexuality as a psychological disorder. This resulted in treatment plans that involved reorienting the individual to be heterosexual (Fontaine & Hammond, 1996). Although this practice is no longer common and has been debunked many times a metaphorical wedge between

Family Feud in Anita Desai´s Clear Light of Day

1518 words - 7 pages violence of the partition. By trying to escape the conflict in her family, Tara symbolizes the expatriates. As Tara flees India, she leaves her sister Bim behind to take care of their mentally disabled brother, Baba. Bim symbolizes India, because she is angry with her family for deserting her and holds onto her anger long into her adulthood. She undergoes a phenomenon called transference. In her case, transference is the experiencing of anger

The Fat Lady

1992 words - 8 pages The Fat Lady Book Report In the third story of Loves Executioner: “The Fat lady” , Dr.Yalom decides to treat a twenty-seven year old overweight woman named, Betty. Though Dr. Yalom was reluctant to treat Betty at first due to her being obese, Dr. Yalom decides to put aside his counter-transference issues and views treating Betty as a way to improve his skills as a therapist. Not only does Dr.Yalom learn throughout treating Betty that there was

Shakespeare - The portrayal of universal themes in "King Lear"

1304 words - 5 pages epitomizes this transference by banishing Cordelia from his kingdom. Through the use of imagery and the word 'Scythian' Shakespeare enables the audience to get a true insight into the mind of Lear and his feelings towards Cordelia upon her rejection of him. It is the ability of Shakespeare to use language imagery to communicate feelings and emotions of love, anger and grief that surpass barriers of time that makes Lear a truly timeless play

The Fat Lady

1992 words - 8 pages The Fat Lady Book Report In the third story of Loves Executioner: “The Fat lady”, Dr. Yalom decides to treat a twenty-seven year old overweight woman named, Betty. Though Dr. Yalom was reluctant to treat Betty at first due to her being overweight, Dr. Yalom decided to put his counter-transference issues aside and views treating Betty as a way to improve his skills as a therapist. Not only does Dr. Yalom learn throughout working with Betty that

The Power of Addiction and the Addiction to Power

1758 words - 7 pages theorized by Sigmund Freud. He describes this as basically reliving past memories in the present or thinking about prior situations or conflicts a person may have had during “infantile life,” and how transference is an “essential determinant of all psychic reality.” He also describes transference as an idea that all relationships are influenced by previously experienced interactions (Kets De Vries, 1991). This is what I feel community interventions

My Education Philosophy

554 words - 2 pages , compassion, and acceptance. Therefore, we can all learn and give to society. Finally, it was helpful to me having an understanding of the unconscious conflicts transference. Everyday we meet someone who transference his or her own feelings to another person. Some may have positive results where others have negative outcomes. This stems from his or her emotional vulnerabilities and unresolved conflicts. We all need to be open of any challenge differ from our own perception.

Two Types Of Therapies

521 words - 2 pages , dream analysis, analysis of resistance, and analysis of transference.      During psychoanalysis, the patient engages in free association, by saying whatever comes to mind. They must speak without concern for whether the ideas are painful, embarrassing, or illogical. Dream analysis is also considered a good way to tap the unconsciousness. Freud felt that forbidden desires and unconscious feelings are more freely

Similar Essays

Transference, Countertransference, And Resistance In "Precious"

1571 words - 6 pages children. The next person that I thought was a supportive character in the film was Precious’s caseworker. She seemed to care about Precious and did what was in the best interest for her. because of the strong support and that Precious had, she was able to tackle the hurdles in her life head on. She has two children to motivate her, and people who care about her that can help her along the way. In this paper I will look at transference

Transference, Countertransference, And Resistance In "Precious"

1593 words - 6 pages children to motivate her, and people who care about her that can help her along the way. In this paper I will look at transference, conuntertransference, and resistance between Precious, Ms. Rain, Ms. Liptenstein, and Ms. Rice. Transference, countertransference, and resistance between Precious and Ms. Rain Transference is an unconsciously influenced emotional reaction of the patient to the psychotherapist and (in a less technical sense) other

Transference, Countertransference, And Resistance In "Precious"

1449 words - 6 pages what was in the best interest for her. I believe that with all these people in Precious’s life, she was able to persevere through adversity. She has two children to motivate her, and people who care about her that can help her along the way. Transference, countertransference, and resistance between Precious and Ms. Rain Transference is an unconsciously influenced emotional reaction of the patient to the psychotherapist and (in a less technical

The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Essay

2480 words - 10 pages ) y(0) =0 (1) Whereλ(t) is the transference rate between infected individuals and infected individuals that develop AIDS, x is the proportion of infected population that does not have AIDS symptoms yet (asymptomatic), and y is the proportion of the population that has developed AIDS symptoms (symptomatic). Anderson assumes (Murray, 1990) λ(t) = at, a >0. Thus the solution of (1) becomes x(t)=e