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Mills, J. (2005). On Moral Countertransference. Int. J. Appl. Psychoanal. Stud., 2(3):236-248.

(2005). International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 2(3):236-248

On Moral Countertransference

Jon Mills, PsyD, Ph.D., ABPP

This article engages the question and meaning of moral countertransference within analytic space and underscores the primacy of the analyst's moral agency as both an ongoing source of authenticity and hindrance to optimal practice. I specifically explore the relation between the analyst's own moral dispositions that are confronted when presented with patient material that opposes one's own ethical identity. Various case illustrations are presented where my moral countertransference was suspected.

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