Transference Dance In Therapy: What Is Counter-Transference?

therapy-2In the previous post on Transference, I discussed the traditional definition of transference and how it undermines therapy effectiveness. I also offered a different, much broader definition that would allow therapists to see clients’ problems and their relationships with clients more clearly and realistically. Continue reading “Transference Dance In Therapy: What Is Counter-Transference?”

Transference Dance In Therapy: What Is Transference?

transferenceIn the introductory article on Transference, I talked about the importance of making the concept of transference public knowledge. Now, let’s talk about transference itself, how the mental health profession defines it and what it really is.

In the nutshell, the classic definition of transference Continue reading “Transference Dance In Therapy: What Is Transference?”

Transference Dance in Therapy: Introduction

transferenceIf there was just one thing you needed understand in order to appreciate the ambiguity and the confusing nature of therapy, it would be transference. Just understanding transference alone helps to see where both benefits and potential dangers of therapy come from and much more than that. It also helps to understand how human relationships work in Continue reading “Transference Dance in Therapy: Introduction”

How to Avoid Getting Abused in Psychotherapy






An interview with Marina Tonkonogy, LMFT about ways to avoid getting abused in psychotherapy (by Jaleh Weber, Yahoo! Contributor Network)

interviewer-150450_640Interview with Psychotherapist Marina Tonkonogy

Jaleh Weber, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Aug 5, 2011
Most everyone feels that they can trust a psychotherapist to help them with their issues. Unfortunately this is not always the case and some psychotherapist can be emotionally and even physically abusive towards their client. To help learn how you or someone you know can avoid getting abused in psychotherapy, I have interviewed psychotherapist Marina Tonkonogy. Continue reading “How to Avoid Getting Abused in Psychotherapy”