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Hazan, Y. (1988). ‘Therapy Contained Suicide’ in the Inpatient Treatment of a Schizophrenic Adolescent - Vicissitudes of Countertransference. Brit. J. Psychother., 5(1):46-56.

(1988). British Journal of Psychotherapy, 5(1):46-56

‘Therapy Contained Suicide’ in the Inpatient Treatment of a Schizophrenic Adolescent - Vicissitudes of Countertransference

Yoram Hazan, M.A.

In the treatment of an adolescent in a psychoanalytically-oriented ward a unique schizophrenic experience emerged which allowed for an interaction with the therapist through which we were able to learn of therapists' inner experiences in reaction to the suicide of a patient. The dynamic process of the schizophrenic experience is presented as well a as comparison of the therapists' descriptions of the feelings after the death of a patient with the feelings that arose in this treatment. Through these presentations we shall attempt to understand better the emotional „no of such an encounter.

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