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Aggressivity, Narcissism, and Self-Destructiveness in the Psychotherapeutic RelaNew Developments in the Psychopathology and Psychotherapy of Severe Personality Disorders$
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Otto F. Kernberg

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300101805

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300101805.001.0001

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Acute and Chronic Countertransference Reactions

Acute and Chronic Countertransference Reactions

(p.167) Chapter 10 Acute and Chronic Countertransference Reactions
Aggressivity, Narcissism, and Self-Destructiveness in the Psychotherapeutic Rela

Otto F. Kernberg

Yale University Press

This chapter examines the technical implications of the activation of intense countertransference reactions in the therapist when faced with severe regression in the transference, and the particular distortions and technical difficulties derived from chronic countertransference reactions. It presents two examples that illustrate the changing role of countertransference analysis as we shift from less to more severe psychopathology. Countertransference diagnosis and management are also discussed.

Keywords:   personality disorders, countertransference reactions, psychopathology

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