Transference & Counter Transference: learning from the “Aha!” moments

taught by Dr Wendy McIntosh PhD

Course description

We’re delighted to have Dr Wendy McIntosh back by popular demand! Feedback from her first webinar, ‘Professional Boundaries – maintaining wellbeing for all’ was overwhelming! Most attendees requested further training on transference and counter transference and we don’t like to disappoint here at Linguistpd!

In this session Wendy will explore the powerful psychodynamics of transference and countertransference including attachment and attachment theory.
Wendy will use action methods to sculpture the transference/counter transference concept and may well introduce a bit of psychodrama during the webinar to enrich the learning experience.

This webinar is suitable for professionals of all types. You don’t have to  have watched Wendy’s first webinar but if you would like to purchase a recording you can do so on our Recorded Webinars page.

Wendy says “Understanding the concept of transference and countertransference can greatly assist the professional to understand the dynamics of the relationship.  Many “aha” moments can occur when one tunes into the verbal and non verbal responses they have towards a client. Working with clients over a period of time may create dynamics that are not always obvious to the professional. It is also possible that the experience of transference and countertransference is experienced in a “once off” interaction.

The terms ‘transference’ and ‘countertransference’ were coined by Freud (1835-1939). Transference occurs when an individual transfers (projects) their unmeet needs, wishes and expectation from their past  onto a current relationship with a professional. The counter transference occurs when the professional transfers (projects) their emotions (unmet expectation etc) onto the client. Understanding the power of transference and countertransference can greatly assist in maintaining professional boundaries.”

This course is available for 90 days from the date you purchased it.

Dr Wendy  McIntosh PhD
Dr Wendy McIntosh PhD

Dr Wendy H McIntosh PhD has over 30 years’ experience as a psychiatric nurse and has worked in a range of roles as a clinician, researcher and educator. She is a passionate advocate for professional wellbeing and works with both individuals and groups.

Dr McIntosh is based in Australia and is the perfect example of how an international classroom can be so beneficial.She provides us with a fantastic insight in research and experience of professionals in other fields. This is cross-disciplinary and cross-continent learning at it's best!

The theme of professional boundaries is one area of practice that Wendy has been developing for many years. She recognises that when good boundaries are in place for everyone (professional client, family and colleagues) then well being is positively affected. Wendy is now Director of her own company, Davaar Consultancy, and she conducts workshops wherever there is an invite to travel to. Wendy has been a trainee of psychodrama since 1990 and likes to bring an element of surprise and spontaneity into all aspects of her work.

Wendy has been a popular trainer at Linguistpd, returning by request to train on a number of subjects including:

  1. Professional-Client Boundaries
  2. Transference & Counter Transference
  3. Vicarious Trauma
  4. Looking after your limbic system (the body's response to stress)

Course Curriculum

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