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Kächele, H. Erhardt, I. Seybert, C. Buchholz, M.B. (2015). Countertransference as object of empirical research?. Int. Forum Psychoanal., 24(2):96-108.

(2015). International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 24(2):96-108

Countertransference as object of empirical research?

Horst Kächele, Ingrid Erhardt, Carolina Seybert and Michael B. Buchholz

The concept of countertransference as a robust cornerstone of psychoanalytic work has gained momentum over the last five decades. It is a prime example of elastic concepts covering the range from microprocesses to global clinical phenomena. Empirical research on the treatment process has for a long time – and for good reasons – avoided even trying to measure countertransference. We report here on various efforts for approaching a methodology for measuring it. The paper organizes the various approaches in terms of stages of research.

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