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Countertransference: History, Evolution, Illustration  |  View Full Calendar

Presented by Alan Karbelnig, PhD., ABPP (Pre-reistration has ended)


Some use countertransference to refer to reactions to patients’ transference; others believe countertransference encompasses the totality of psychoanalysts’ feelings towards their patients. In this three-hour course, Dr. Karbelnig begins by reviewing the initial definition of countertransference. He describes its evolution over time, and specifically delineates current controversies. The course concludes with a review of multiple case examples regarding the use of countertransference in clinical work.

Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to

• Explain the history of countertransference, enhancing their clinical effectiveness • Examine the controversy regarding use of countertransference intended to directly improve clinical application • Evaluate actual clinical examples of effective versus ineffective use of countertransference, directly adding to their clinical skill set

Alan Karbelnig, PhD., ABPP, is a training and supervising psychoanalyst and senior faculty at NCP, as well as a Board Certified forensic psychologist, practices psychoanalytic psychotherapy, couples therapy, and psychological assessment in Pasadena, California.


Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM • 3 CE Credits

$55 Pre-registration, $65 at the door, $30 Student Rate