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Deepening Intimacy in Psychotherapy : Using the Erotic Transference and Countertransference - Florence Rosiello

Deepening Intimacy in Psychotherapy

Using the Erotic Transference and Countertransference

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2000
ISBN: 9780765702654
Number Of Pages: 234

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In this provocative volume, Dr. Florence W. Rosiello addresses erotic dynamics in the treatment relationship within the context of a two-person therapy, emphasizing the necessity of mutuality and emotional reciprocity between patient and therapist. With rich clinical illustrations, she demonstrates how the intimacy created by working within the sexual dimension of the therapeutic relationship may present opportunities for insight and growth that could easily be missed if one seeks to avoid these highly charged issues. Focusing on those patients who are predisposed to relating to others in a sexualized manner, Dr. Rosiello has discovered that mutual exploration of both the therapist's and the patient's subjective experience offers a valuable and effective means of enhancing the treatment.

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Dr. Rosiello has performed the enormous service of taking the erotic transference and countertransference out of the therapeutic closet. In this scholarly and incisive account of the psychoanalytic view of the erotic transference, she courageously ventures into territory that has tended to be off limits. With rich illustrations, she vividly shows how both same- and different-gender patients and therapists struggle to make sense of and deal with their erotic feelings in treatment. Dr. Rosiello has significantly enlarged our view of the meaning of the erotic transference to encompass a patient's positive developmental strivings for connection and intimacy. She makes a major contribution to our understanding of the ways in which therapists need to participate with patients during psychotherapy.--Eda G. Goldstein, DSW, Ehrenkranz School of Social Work at New York University

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Transference Love, Eros, and Attachmentp. 1
Varieties of Erotic Transference and Countertransferencep. 23
Homoerotic Transference and Countertransference between a Female Analyst and Female Patientsp. 43
Impasse as an Expression of Erotic Countertransferencep. 65
Gender Performance: Possibility or Regret?p. 87
The Sacrificed Sisterp. 109
The Tango, Female Fetish, and Phobiap. 137
Supervision of the Erotic Transferencep. 157
The Treatment of an Asexual Manp. 197
Referencesp. 211
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9780765702654
ISBN-10: 0765702657
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 1st September 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.1  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.57

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