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Transference And Projection : Mirrors to the Self - Jan Grant

Transference And Projection

Mirrors to the Self

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This book describes, defines and demonstrates the clinical applications of transference and projection and how they are used by psychotherapists as 'mirrors to the self' - as reflections of a client's internal structure and core ways of relating to other people. There is an emphasis on understanding transference as a normal organizing process that helps individuals make sense of interpersonal experiences. There is also a focus on how to respond effectively to transference and projection in the day-to-day practice of counselling and psychotherapy. Comprehensive coverage of the ways in which the major schools of psychotherapy understand and utilize such phenomena is also provided. Theoretical principles are illustrated by lively clinical anecdotes from the authors' own psychotherapy practices.

Transference and Projection is aimed at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of psychotherapy, counselling, counselling psychology and clinical psychology. It will also be of interest to therapy students in professional training courses and experienced clinicians who want to know more about this aspect of psychotherapy.

Series editor's prefacep. xi
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xix
Mirrors to the self: an introduction to transferencep. 1
Introducing transferencep. 1
A working definition of transferencep. 4
Transference and the unconsciousp. 5
Why is transference important?p. 6
Three major ways of understanding transferencep. 8
Communicating the transferencep. 9
Transference and brief psychotherapyp. 11
Using transference and projection to understand the internal selfp. 12
Promotion of the transferencep. 12
Working with transference and projectionp. 13
Resistance to transferencep. 13
Interpretations and transferencep. 14
Conclusionp. 16
Projection and projective identificationp. 18
Introductionp. 18
Projectionp. 20
Projection in daily lifep. 22
Projection in cyberspacep. 23
Projection in therapy groupsp. 24
Projective identificationp. 26
Why is projective identification important?p. 30
Some principles in working with projective identificationp. 31
Conclusionp. 33
Early development of the understanding of transferencep. 34
Introductionp. 34
Freud's discovery of transferencep. 35
Transference in the work of Melanie Kleinp. 41
Developments in understanding transference: psychodynamic psychotherapiesp. 46
Introductionp. 46
Object relationsp. 46
Working with transference in object relations therapyp. 48
Self psychologyp. 51
Working with transference in self psychologyp. 53
Intersubjective approachesp. 55
Working with transference from an intersubjective perspectivep. 55
Brief psychodynamic psychotherapyp. 57
Working with transference in brief psychodynamic therapyp. 58
Conclusionp. 60
Schemas and scripts: cognitive-behavioural therapy and transferencep. 62
Introductionp. 62
Cognitive-behavioural therapy and the therapeutic relationshipp. 63
Schema and script theoryp. 63
Transference phenomena as in vivo interventionsp. 67
Cognitive therapy approaches to understanding transferencep. 68
Working with 'transference' in cognitive-behavioural therapyp. 69
Working with 'projection' in cognitive-behavioural therapyp. 72
Conclusionp. 73
The real relationship: transference and humanistic-existential/experiential therapiesp. 74
Introductionp. 74
Person-centred/humanistic approachesp. 75
Existential and experiential approachesp. 77
Gestalt therapyp. 82
Gestalt therapy, projection and projective identificationp. 85
Psychodramap. 86
Conclusionp. 90
The transference prism: couples and family therapyp. 92
Introductionp. 92
Understanding couple and family relationshipsp. 96
The process of conjoint therapyp. 103
A resource for facilitating change in relationshipsp. 107
Conclusionp. 112
Recognizing and responding to transferencep. 113
Introductionp. 113
The essential features of transferencep. 114
Transference as an unconscious organizing activityp. 114
The complex origins of transferencep. 115
Transference involves persistent perceptions of the otherp. 116
Recognizing transferencep. 117
Positive and negative transferencesp. 117
Erotic transferencep. 119
Selfobject transferences: mirroring, idealizing and twinship transferencesp. 121
The two triangles of transferencep. 123
Transference and changep. 128
Responding to transference and projectionp. 131
Conclusionp. 134
Referencesp. 136
Indexp. 149
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ISBN: 9780335203147
ISBN-10: 0335203140
Series: Core Concepts in Therapy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English , Multiple languages
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 1st June 2002
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.7  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1