Most Recent Colloquium 23

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

Paper: “The meanings and uses of countertransference” (Psychoanalytic Quarterly 26:3 (1957), 303-357)

Author: Heinrich Racker

Dates: Monday, September 23rd-Sunday, October 6th 2013

Moderators: Galit Atlas and Steven Kuchuck

Panel: Tony Bass, Sharon Ziv-Beiman, Jessica Benjamin, Lisa Cataldo, Beatriz de León de Bernardi, Steven Knoblauch, Stephen Seligman, Felipe Muller, Donald L. Carveth, Steven Tublin and Frank Summers

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 of this year.

Galit Atlas and Steven Kuchuck
Moderators, IARPP Online Colloquium Series

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