Treating Adolescents and Adults in Therapy
Question 1 Reading attached
Taffel (2014) takes a departure from the usual intake, what are your thoughts with this more casual approach? Discuss some of the suggestions he recommends in meeting with the adolescent client for the first time. Were there any suggestions or points you disagreed with?
The assigned reading for this discussion is a classic article from Winnicott (1949) Hate in the Countertransference. Please do your best to digest the themes Winnicott presents in this article as it’s foundational in how we approach our clients. My hope is that this article will cause a shift in how you perceive your role as therapist. Please read the introduction by Glen Gabbard, MD as he sets the stage for understanding the context of the article.
Please discuss Winnicott’s (1949) widening of the scope of countertransference and the role of the therapist as well as his normalization of negative countertransference toward the client.
How do you think Winnicott’s use of his countertransference impacted his treatment of the “boy of nine (p. 354)?”