In "Essential Papers on Countertransference", Benjamin Wolstein has carefully gathered the classic essays which trace the development of countertransference as a psychoanalytic concept and explore the various ways in which it has been defined and used by various psychoanalytic schools. The volume includes selections from the work of Sigmund Freud, D. W. Winnicott, Clara Thompson, Harold F. Searles, and Heinrich Racker, among others. Wolstein's introduction offers a provocative perspective on the concept of countertransference and places in context the many controversies surrounding its use by analysts.
About the author:
Benjamin Wolstein was clinical professor of psychology at both Adelphi University and New York University, as well as fellow, training, and supervising analyst at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology.