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Institutional countertransference.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7212111     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors present the case of a patient with an institutional transference and point out the existence of institutional countertransference, which confounded his therapy and obscured his potential for change. Confronted with the patient's tradition in the institution, the new therapist had to overcome feelings of unimportance and therapeutic impotence to focus on the patient as a person in his own right. The authors discuss the signs of institutional countertransference and describe how it can seriously hinder clinical assessment of patients with institutional transferences.
M H Gendel; D E Reiser
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of psychiatry     Volume:  138     ISSN:  0002-953X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1981 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-05-26     Completed Date:  1981-05-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370512     Medline TA:  Am J Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  508-11     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Countertransference (Psychology)*
Health Facilities*
Mental Disorders / psychology,  therapy*
Middle Aged

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