Countertransference and the Treatment of Trauma by Constance J. Dalenberg
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Overview: Understanding strong countertransference reactions can be the hardest part of practice for many mental health professionals-particularly wit h patients who have experienced great trauma. In a concise and practic al format, this book shows mental health practitioners how they can bo th manage their countertransference reactions and use them as a force for healing in patients suffering from trauma. The author, a respected clinician and researcher, draws on empirical studies from the Trauma Research Institute and her own clinical experience to establish a set of common countertransference responses for various types of trauma. T he author explores actual clinical cases, dissects dialogue transcript s, and goes through the span of treatment to outline the various metho ds for dealing with countertransference, such as when and how to discl ose countertransference reactions to patients.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical