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). Ch7, “Wishes, Needs and Interpersonal Negotiations” in Hope and Dread in Psychoanalysis, pp175-201

February 10, 2020 — Frame and Spontaneity in Treatment

[25 pages]

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

February 24, 2020 — Enactments

[25 pages]

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

Wachtel, P. (2008), Ch10, “Enactments, New Relational Experience, and Implicit Relational Knowing” in Relational Theory and the Practice of Psychotherapy, pp220-244

In the Wachtel article, read only pages 238-244, the section entitled “Procedural Learning and the Process of Therapeutic Change.”

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

[21 pages]

Wachtel, P. (2008), Ch11, ”Confusions about Self-Disclosure” in Relational Theory and the Practice of Psychotherapy, 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). Ch7, “Tolerating the Patient’s Rage” in Deepening the Treatment, 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

[31 pages]

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

[22 pages]

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