Julia E. Davies, Ph.D.


In this course we will explore the fundamental psychoanalytic concepts of transference and countertransference.  We will begin with Freudian notions of these phenomena, and move forward through object relational, self-psychological, and relational constructs of transference and countertransference.  We will discuss the assigned readings, informally explore case material contributed by class members and instructor, and relate clinical material to the theoretical constructs presented in the readings.


Wednesdays, Feb. 17-May 5, Wednesdays, 11-12:30
(The course will not meet on February 24 or April 21)
202 East Washington Street, Suite 602
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104


All of the materials below are available on PEP-WEB, and in original journals.

If you do not have access to PEP-WEB, please let me know, and I will forward the papers to you.



WEEK ONE  (February 17)


Freud, S. (1912) The Dynamics of Transference.  The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume X11 (1911-1913): The Case of Schreber, Papers on Technique and Other Works, 97-108.


Freud, S. (1914) Remembering, Repeating and Working Through.  The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume X11 (1911-1913): The Case of Schreber, Papers on Technique and Other Works, Vol. XII, pp. 145-156


Karin Ahbel-Rappe, Ph.D. will be a guest speaker for this class.


[No meeting on February 24]


WEEK TWO  (March 3)


Racker, H. (1988) Transference and Countertransference.  London: The Hogarth Press and the Institute of Psycho-analysis.  (Pages 23-33)

[Entire book is on PEP-WEB]


Winnicott, D.W. (1949). Hate in the Counter-Transference. Int. J. Psycho-Analysis., 30:69-74.



WEEK THREE  (March 10)


Bollas, C. (1982). On the Relation to the Self as an Object. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 63:347-359.


Loewald, H.W. (1986). Transference-Countertransference. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 34:275-287.



WEEK FOUR  (March 17)


Stolorow, R.D., Lachmann, F.M. (1984). Transference: The Future of an Illusion. Annual of Psychoanalysis, 12, 19-37.


Fosshage, J.L. (1994). Toward Reconceptualizing Transference: Theoretical and Clinical Considerations, International Journal of Psycho-Anaysis, 75:265-280.



WEEK FIVE (March 24)


Aron, L. (1991). The Patient's Experience of the Analyst's Subjectivity. Psychoanalytic Dialogues 1:29-51.


Hoffman, I.Z. (1983). The Patient as Interpreter of the Analyst's Experience. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 19:389-422.


WEEK SIX (March 31)


Mitchell, S.A. (1998). The Analyst's Knowledge and Authority. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 67:1-31.


Mitchell, S.A. (1998). The Emergence of Features of the Analyst's Life, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 8:187-194.


WEEK SEVEN (April 7)


Ogden, T.H. (1991). Analysing the Matrix of Transference. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 72:593-605.


Ogden, T.H. (1995). Analysing Forms Of Aliveness And Deadness Of The Transference-Countertransference, Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 76:695-709.



WEEK EIGHT (April 14)


Bollas, C. (1983). Expressive Uses of the Countertransference—Notes to the Patient from Oneself, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 19:1-33.


Slavin, M.O & Kriegman, D (1998)  Why the analyst needs to change: Toward a theory of conflict, negotiation, and mutual influence, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 8:247-284

[No meeting on April 21]


WEEK NINE (April 28)


Davies, J.M. (1998). Between the Disclosure and Foreclosure of Erotic Transference-Countertransference; Can Psychoanalysis Find a Place for Adult Sexuality? Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 8:747-766.


Gabbard, G.O. (1994). On Love and Lust in Erotic Transference. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 42:385-403.


WEEK TEN (May 5)


Renik, O. (1993). Analytic Interaction: Conceptualizing Technique in Light of the Analyst's Irreducible Subjectivity, Psychoanalytic Quarterly., 62:553-57.


Renik, O. (1999). Playing One's Cards Face up in Analysis: An Approach to the Problem of Self-Disclosure, Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 68:521-539.


Leary, K. (1997). Race, Self-Disclosure, And “Forbidden Talk”: Race And Ethnicity In Contemporary Clinical Practice, Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 66:163-189.