Dissociation : Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 025-035 : Counter-transference and the suicidal MPD patient

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Title: Dissociation : Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 025-035 : Counter-transference and the suicidal MPD patient
Author: Comstock, Christine M.
Abstract: The threat of suicide from a patient can constitute an intense crisis. Intense feelings from the patient will elicit intense feelings from the therapist, feelings which can be processed and understood more thoroughly and peacefully when one understands countertransference as it pertains to the threat of suicide in particular. Using theoretical material from many sources, this paper will discuss countertransference in general, pathological relational patterns as they become replicated within the therapeutic matrix, and the potential communicative value of suicide threats and their translation into useful dynamic material using the therapist's response as a clue to the meaning the patient is attempting to convey.
Description: p. 025-035
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1737
Date: 1991-03


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