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22 Cards in this Set

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Transference vs. Countertransference
Way CLIENT interacts and views THERAPIST
vs. Way THERAPIST acts towards CLIENT(therapist cannot let feelings interfere with client)
Therapeutic Relationship
Real Relationship, Working alliance, Transference
Real Relationship
Real rxns between Patient and Therapist... T is 30 minutes late, P is mad
Working Alliance
Special rules that surround a therapeutic encounter- talk about appropriate things, ex. weather, skiing, without divulging too much info
Behaviors and attitudes of P towards T... P sees T as someone from past, and puts e motions onto T, can be real or imagined... P displaces feelings onto T, overly emotional rxn to some thing(ex storming out)
Strength of rexn with congruence of event... P rxn is inappropriate or irrational
Clients feelings persist despite T's behavior, goes on and on
Pos and neg feelings shift back and forth towards T
Specific vs. General
P sees T as a specific individual from their past... english professor from college
P sees T as a father figure, more general
Projecting Positive vs. Negative
Positive projects positive feelings, negative projects negative feelings onto T
Two Types of Negative
1. P is hostile or mistrustful towards T
2. When P realizes T wont do what they want them to, they realize that T is not perfect
Ways to work with Transference
Ignore positive and work on negative transference, negative transference can cause someone to drop out of therapy
Signs of Transference
Client idolizes Therapist, P is unable to accept boundaries between T and P, Anger transfered, P falls in love with T
If transference gets bad, termination is necessary
How Transference develops
-P attributes facts onto T
- T is mysterious and P wants to learn more about them
-P becomes dependent on P, easy to make the leap from therapist to parent figure (authority figure)
-P discusses early emotional experiences
- T is very permisive and encouraging, warm and empathetic, allows P to feel vulnerable
-P becomes dependant on T bc they rely on them for support, sensitive to any form of rejection
Using Transference
-provides an in the moment idea of feeling
-power of immediacy
- point it out as it's happening
-usually happens in therapy no matter what, not always addressed
rxn to transference of a client, the rxn of client
ex. P likes T, T becomes uncomfortable and treats P differently
-T displaces feelings onto P
Crisis driven Countertransference
Relating to clients situation with wrong emotions... T is going through divorce also * BE AWARE OF THIS
-Whenever therapy becomes about T in anyway
Existential therapist, "Here and Now", Strike while the Iron is Cold
'Strike while the iron is cold'
When the client is involved in a deep feeling, when defensiveness deminishes or when the person does the opposite of what was previously done