chapter  14
10 Pages

Countertransference and the Torture Survivor

WithJohn R. Van Eenwyk

Countertransference is a concept difficult to define, yet we generally recognize it when we see it. Experience gives us the best definition. Imagine, for example, how it might feel to dial a patient’s telephone number to ask for the loan of his private jet to fly to another country to make a clandestine rescue of the daughter of another of your patients. Would you stop to question yourself? Would you examine your motives?