Working with the Negative Transference
Negative feelings are an inevitable part of any long term relationship. Disappointments inevitably set
in, frustration and anger emerge, and customary feelings and relationship patterns are activated and
coalesce into a negative transference. The patient may struggle to maintain positive feelings at the
cost of self-attack, or simply act on the negative feelings and leave treatment. Modern analysts have
found that the development and full expression of the negative transference is an important stage in
the treatment to resolve early issues and destructive patterns. This process can then lead toward more
constructive emotional functioning. This seminar addresses how the therapist or group leader can foster
and work therapeutically with the negative transference and manage one’s own resistance to negative
Friday, November 8, 2013 7:00 - 8:30 pm*
Jane Snyder, Ph.D., Cert. Psya. is President of BGSP where she is a supervising and training analyst. She has a special interest in dealing therapeutically with negativity in groups and individuals.
1.5 CE Credits
This workshop is designed to help you:
- Discuss the importance of allowing the development and resolution of the negative transference.
- Describe resistances to the negative transference that may occur in the therapist as well as the patient or group.
- Examine how the therapist or group leader can foster and work therapeutically with the negative transference.
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*For those interested there will be an Informational Open House prior to the event at 6:00 pm.