Tag Archives: Transference

It is intriguing how some patients can invoke certain feelings and not others


It was good to get back to my psychiatric placement at an NHS Mental Health Trusttoday and to a ward review meeting.  I have been sitting in on clinic sessions at a university hospital with consultant psychiatrists covering new assessments, outpatient follow-up appointments as … Continue reading

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Transference and counter transference


The past two weeks have been concerned with transference and counter transference. Transference had been identified by the great Sigmund Freud when he noticed that his patients often seemed to fall in love with him – including the men. Transference … Continue reading

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Resistance in therapy – infinitely variable


This week’s lecture was on resistance in therapy. This was particularly useful given that I am now seeing clients at the drop in centre. Resistance is viewed as a positive force which opposed the return to memory of painful experiences. … Continue reading

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