Colloquium 23

"The Meanings and Uses of Countertransference: South American Contributions to Contemporary Psychoanalysis"

Title/Paper: The Meanings and Uses of Countertransference
Author: Heinrich Racker
Dates: Monday, September 23 - Sunday, October 6 , 2013

Galit Atlas and Steven Kuchuck


Tony Bass, Sharon Ziv-Beiman, Jessica Benjamin, Lisa Cataldo, Beatriz de León de Bernardi, Steven Knoblauch, Stephen Seligman, Felipe Muller, Frank Summers.

Heinrich Racker was among the first to explore the therapeutic uses of countertransference. During his relatively brief life, he became an important contributor to the field, and a tremendous influence on contemporary psychotherapists and psychoanalysts throughout the world. It is our hope that by revisiting his best known and probably most influential paper, we will initiate a discussion that examines some of the overlap and differences in theory and clinical work between generations, schools of thoughts, and cultures. This is a conversation that is in various ways just beginning to appear in the literature, and one that will no doubt transfer from our online forum to Santiago when IARPP convenes its next international conference in November, 2013.

Information about CE Credits:

For psychologists: The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy (IARPP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IARPP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program is valid for 3 CE Credits.

For social workers: This program is valid for 3 CE Credits (approval number pending)

For California BBS licensees: Course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences under license number PCE 5321. This program is free of cost to the IARPP membership, and it is targeted to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychoanalysts, marriage and family therapists, academics, as well as other California BBS licensees.