Erotic Transference and Countertransference: Clinical Practice in Psychotherapy

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David Mann
Psychology Press, 1999 - Psychology - 180 pages
Erotic Transference and Countertransference brings together, for the first time, contemporary views on how psychotherapists and analysts work with and think about the erotic in therapeutic practice. Representing a broad spectrum of psychoanalytic perspectives, including object relations, Kleinian, Jungian and Lacanian thought, the contributors highlight similarities and differences in their approaches to the erotic in transference and countertransference, ranging from love and sexual desire to perverse and psychotic manifestations. Erotic Transference and Countertransference offers ways of understanding the erotic which should prove both useful and thought-provoking.


an introduction David Mann
Love and the erotic developmental issues and their relevance to clinical practice
Progressive and regressive aspects of the erotic transference and countertransference
Sexual abuse and its impact on psychotherapy

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David Mann is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a member of the London Centre for Psychotherapy. He works in private practice and primary care.

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