Therapist as subject: A review of the empirical countertransference literature

Eric W. Rosenberger, Jeffrey Hayes

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This article presents a synthesis of the research on countertransference (CT) that has been conducted since the last major review of CT literature was published in 1977. The past quarter century has witnessed a growing body of research on CT marked by methodological improvements and increasing conceptual sophistication. In this article, the authors critically review this research, noting implications for counseling practice, making connections to relevant theory, and suggesting directions for future research on CT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-270
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology

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