chapter  3
On Misreading and Misleading Patients: Some Refl ections on Communications, Miscommunications and Countertransference Enactments
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In contrast to the earlier conceptualization of countertransference as an obstacle to analytic work (Reich, 1951), contemporary views of countertransference (Ehrenberg, 1997; Levine, 1997; McLaughlin, 1981, 1987; Renik, 1993; Schwaber, 1992; Smith, 1999) emphasize its central role as a pathway to the unconscious of both patient and analyst.