Deepening the Treatment: Transference, Countertransference and Enactments

Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (APP)
2019-20, 3rd Block — Mondays, 6:30-7:45pm
Babs Glover, MA LMHC
Charlotte Malkmus, MA LMHC


The development of the capacities referenced in the Learning Objectives for this class will result in enhanced patient retention and clinical efficacy.

January 27, 2020 — Countertransference

Maroda, K. (1991). The Power of Countertransference. Chichester, NY: Wiley. Introduction & Ch1, pp1-32

February 3, 2020 — The Treatment Relationship; Provision and Negotiation

Mitchell, S. (1993). Hope and Dread in Psychoanalysis. New York: Basic Books. Ch7, pp175-201

February 10, 2020 — Frame and Spontaneity in Treatment

Hoffman, I.Z. (2001) Dialectical Thinking and Therapeutic Action in Ritual and Spontaneity in the Psychoanalytic Process, pp193-217.

February 24, 2020 — Enactments

Black, M.J. (2003). Enactment: Analytic Musings on Energy, Language, and Personal Growth. Psychoanal. Dial., 13(5):633-655.

Wachtel, P. (2008), Relational Theory and the Practice of Psychotherapy, Ch10, “Enactments, New Relational Experience, and Implicit Relational Knowing,” pp238-244

In the Wachtel article, read only the section entitled “Procedural Learning and the Process of Therapeutic Change.”

March 2, 2020 — Enactment, Relationality, and Self-Disclosure

Wachtel, P. (2008), Relational Theory and the Practice of Psychotherapy, Ch11,” Confusions about Self-Disclosure,” pp245-265

Maroda, K.J. (1998). Enactment: When the Patient’s and Analyst’s Pasts Converge. Psychoanal. Psychol., 15(4):517-535.

March 9, 2020 — Working with Anger

Hall, J.S. (1998). Deepening the Treatment. NJ: Book-mart Press, Inc. Ch7, pp157-178

Skip the clinical example (pp164-170) in the middle of the Hall chapter.

Maroda, K. (2009). Psychodynamic Techniques. NY: Guilford Press. Ch8, “Confrontation and Countertransference Anger: Overcoming the Therapist’s Aversion to Conflict,” pp179-203

March 16, 2020 — Racial Enactments

Leary, K. (2000). Racial Enactments in Dynamic Treatment. Psychoanal. Dial., 10(4):639-653.

Suchet, M. (2004). A Relational Encounter with Race. Psychoanal. Dial., 14(4):423-438.

March 23, 2020 — Psychoanalytic Companioning

Grossmark, R. (2018). The Unobtrusive Relational Analyst. NY: Routledge. Ch3, “Psychoanalytic Companioning” pp54-75

Gilhooley, D. (2011). Mistakes. Psychoanal. Psychol., 28(2):311-333.

Additional Reading

Jacobs, T.J. (1986). On Countertransference Enactments. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 34:289-307.

Casement, P.J. (1991). Learning from the Patient. NY: Guildford Publications, Inc. Ch7, “Analytic Holding under Pressure,” pp129-139.

Katz, G (2014), The Play Within the Play: The Enacted Dimension of Psychoanalysis. Ch4-5, pp37-48

Casement, P. (2002). Learning from Our Mistakes.  NY: Guildford Publications, Inc. Ch2, “Mistakes in psychoanalysis, and trying to avoid them,” pp17-32