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Erotic Transference and Countertransference
Clinical practice in psychotherapy

ISBN 9780415184533
Published April 15, 1999 by Routledge
188 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. List of Contributors. Erotic Narratives in Psychoanalytic Practice: and Introduction. Part I: Love and the erotic: developmental issues and their relevance to clinical practice. Part II: Progressive and regressive aspects of the erotic transference and countertransference. Part III: 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.