|The Psychoanalyst's Selfobject Needs and the Effect of Their Frustration on the Treatment: A New View of Countertransference|
|Howard A. Bacal Peter G. Thomson|
We are aware of the multiple and complex definitions and conceptualizations of “countertransference” in the literature (see especially definitions and references in Rycroft, 1972; Moore and Fine, 1990) and we will not review them here. Historically, psychoanalysts have variously held two contradictory views on countertransference. One view is that it constitutes feelings on the part of the analyst that may interfere with the patient's therapy. The other is that it may be a valuable asset in the treatment process. Both these views of countertransference parallel, ...