Countertransference Enactments and Repair: And then there were three

January 17, 2019, 8:00 - 10:00 PM

Dr. Jill Model Barth offers us a relatively rare opportunity to join an analyst on a psychoanalytic journey into the intricate world of transference and countertransference enactments in the course of a solid analytic treatment. The treatment process is anchored in object relations theory, and also inspired by the pluralistic innovations of Sandor Ferenczi's interpersonal theory and technique. This paper also offers an opportunity to think with Dr. Barth on the challenges and opportunities a home-based office poses, particularly in the treatment of a complex and emotionally intense case.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize how unconscious dynamics interact with countertransference 
  • Examine how countertransference enactments occur in psychoanalytic treatment
  • Describe ways in which countertransference reactions and enactments can be repaired and enhance the therapeutic process

Jill Model Barth, PhD, is a psychologist/psychoanalyst in private practice in Beverly Hills. She is a Training/Supervising Analyst and faculty member of the New Center for Psychoanalysis (NCP), and a member and teaching faculty at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS). Dr. Barth is an Associate Professor and Core Faculty of The Chicago School, Los Angeles. She is a chapter contributor to Conundrums and Predicaments in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis: The Clinical Moments Project (2018), in which she has written about Countertransference Enactments. A version of tonight’s presentation on Countertransference Enactments was presented at the Ferenczi conference in Florence, Italy, May 2018.

Discussant: Marilyn Jacobs, PhD, ABPP, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst working with psychoanalysis in health care. She is a faculty member at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine – in psychiatry/biobehavioral sciences and in anesthesiology. She is a consultant to medical teams for collaboration of care. She is on the faculty of the Wright Institute Los Angeles providing clinical supervision and teaching. Dr. Jacobs is the Historian of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association as well as a member of the Ethics Council of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.    

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 8:00-10:00 pm    2 CE Credits

$20 with CE Credit

Free attendance without CE Credit


IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME/CE program 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 of 2 hours 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.