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Working with the Negative Transference

Negative feelings are an inevitable part of any long term relationship. Disappointments inevitably set in, frustration and anger emerge, and customary feelings and relationship patterns are activated and coalesce into a negative transference. The patient may struggle to maintain positive feelings at the cost of self-attack, or simply act on the negative feelings and leave treatment. Modern analysts have found that the development and full expression of the negative transference is an important stage in the treatment to resolve early issues and destructive patterns. This process can then lead toward more constructive emotional functioning. This seminar addresses how the therapist or group leader can foster and work therapeutically with the negative transference and manage one’s own resistance to negative feelings.

Friday, November 8, 2013 7:00 - 8:30 pm*

Jane Snyder, Ph.D., Cert. Psya. is President of BGSP where she is a supervising and training analyst. She has a special interest in dealing therapeutically with negativity in groups and individuals.

1.5 CE Credits

No Charge

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Discuss the importance of allowing the development and resolution of the negative transference.
  2. Describe resistances to the negative transference that may occur in the therapist as well as the patient or group.
  3. Examine how the therapist or group leader can foster and work therapeutically with the negative transference.

To register click here.

*For those interested there will be an Informational Open House prior to the event at 6:00 pm.



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