Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry


The authors present a psychotherapy case where the therapist's countertransference-based technical error and his way of dealing with it remarkably influenced the course of treatment. The authors emphasize that appropriate training, including supervision and personal psychotherapy or psychoanalysis, is imperative, especially so that the beginning therapist can learn to manage countertranference appropriately. Since technical errors cannot always be avoided, it is important for the therapist to deal with them therapeutically, without feeling ashamed or guilty.

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