Transference-Love and Institutional Involvement in a Case of Psychotherapy Supervision

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Transference-love in supervision remains a relatively unexplored subject in psychotherapy. This article describes and analyzes an incident of the supervision of a student whose dress code raised a question regarding the existence of transference-love. The role of the institution in maintaining a protective envelope is shown to be significant in the satisfactory resolution of what appeared to have been an impasse. In addition, multicultural and gender issues are examined to illustrate the complexity of the subject.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-71
Number of pages12
JournalPsychoanalytic Social Work
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • gender
  • impasse
  • institution
  • sexual abuse
  • supervision
  • transference-love

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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