Wallerstein, 29 in an analysis of the "Observations on transference love" 10 stresses that Freud: Frequently, the flip side of the erotic transference is hatred. Erotic Transference And Psychotherapy. Transference, erotic transference and therapist training: In doing so, the patient unconsciously attempts to equalize the power differential by attempting to shift the frame under which the original therapy had been established. The analyst must, at the same time, be able to examine the transferencial love without acting his countertransference out in what may be configured as a seductive approach.
Recognizing and Managing Erotic and Eroticized Transferences
What happens when one partner loses interest in sex? Nonetheless, being aware of the potential pitfalls of mismanaging the transference may be critical to helping the patient understand current and early childhood relationships. This paper addresses the significance of early experiences in residency training with sexualized transference and focuses on the therapeutic relationship in which the transference has become eroticized. The therapist may view this as flattering or just a part of the patient's overall pathology. Views Read Edit View history.
In doing so, the patient unconsciously attempts to equalize the power differential by attempting to shift the frame under which the original therapy had been established. When people meet a new person who reminds them of someone else, they unconsciously infer that the new person has traits similar to the person previously known. Introduction Transference has been described as unconscious feelings that are transposed onto another significant individual. Novice therapists in particular may have trouble negotiating the boundary between distancing themselves from patients and becoming overly involved. Transference is often manifested as an erotic attraction towards a therapist, but can be seen in many other forms such as rage, hatred, mistrust, parentification , extreme dependence, or even placing the therapist in a god-like or guru status.
Yet, the pain of missing her and yearning for her remains. It is believed in the instance of Ted Bundy , he repeatedly killed brunette women who reminded him of a previous girlfriend with whom he had become infatuated, but who had ended the relationship, leaving Bundy rejected and pathologically rageful Bundy, however, denied this as a motivating factor in his crimes. In addition, the training that psychiatrists receive today is largely non psychoanalytic as compared to thirty years ago. By discussing these negative emotions with the patient, the therapist hopes to help the patient achieve insight and to find ways to manage these feelings. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. If this website has helped you, then please help support this website.