Observing Countertransference in Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy Journal Articles uri icon

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  • Six cases treated with Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy were studied. Initial countertransferential reactions were identified, and expectations were determined concerning the evolution of the patient-therapist relationship. The existence of a basic pattern of emotional response to the patient in the therapist throughout the treatment was observed, and the authors propose to denominate it countertransferential focus. Three clinical vignettes are reported.


  • Eizirik, Cl aacute udio Laks
  • Costa, Fl aacute via
  • Kapczinski, Flavio
  • Piltcher, Renato
  • Gauer, Rosane
  • Libermann, Zelig

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  • 1991