Countertransference: History, Evolution, Illustration

10:00 AM, December 9, 2017

Presented by Alan Karbelnig, PhD., ABPP

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.


Pricing & CE Credits 

  • $55 Pre-registration, $65 at the door, $30 Student Rate
  • 3 CE Credits


IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of these CME/CE programs have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for the maximum number of 2 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

PSYCHOLOGISTS: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. For the psychologists’ records, certificates of attendance are provided at the completion of the course.  


The New Center for Psychoanalysis is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency. 

REGISTERED NURSES: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP1112). Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.