Much debate continues as to the definition and importance of countertransference as a psychoanalysis. In this critically important book, wellknown New York psychoanalyst Benjamin Wolstein has carefully gathered the essential papers which trace the development of countertransference as a psychoanalytic concept, and explore the various ways in which it has been defined and used by various psychoanalytic schools. The papers include selections from the work of Freud, Winnicott, Alice and Michael Balin, Heimann, Annie Reich, Thompson, Searles, and Racker, among others. Wolstein's introduction offers a provocative perspective on the concept of countertransference and place in context the many controversies surrounding its use by analysts.
Benjamin Wolstein is the author of many books and articles. He is Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Postdoctoral Programs at both Adelphi University and New York University, and Fellow, Training, and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology.
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