Transference and Countertransference


Received Date: 23.06.2009 Accepted Date: 25.06.2009 Meandros Med Dent J 2009;10(3):55-58

Transference and countertransference terms were first described in psychoanalytic theory and were used as the basic tools of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Later on these terms were started to be used in different kinds of psychotherapies and recently transference and countertransference started to play an impotant role in every kind of patient physician relationship. For this reason this terms should not only be taken into account in psychoanalysis but in all fields of every day medical practice. In this paper first tansference and countertransference were reviewed in psychoanalytic perpective and then its development and role in the patient physician relationship was examined.

Keywords: Transference, countertransference