This is the third volume in the series Contemporary Freud: Turning Points and Critical Issues, published for the International Psychoanalytical Association. Each volume presents a classic essay by Freud with commentaries by prominent psychoanalytic teachers and analysts from different theoretical backgrounds and geographical locations."Observations on Transference-Love" may have been inspired, say the contributors, by the unfortunate emotional involvements of two of Freud's colleagues with female patients. In his paper, Freud speaks of the inevitability of "transference-love" in every well-conducted analysis, its important therapeutic functions, and its potential hazards. Transference love is discussed in the larger context of transference in general. The essays illuminate a persistent problem in all modalities of psychotherapy: unfortunate, often tragic, enactments of erotic transference and countertransference.This volume also includes the original essay by Freud.

chapter 101|14 pages


ByEthel Spector Person

part 1|15 pages

Observations on Transference-Love (1915)

chapter 1|13 pages

Observations on Transference-Love

(Further Recommendations on the Technique of Psycho-Analysis III)
Edited ByEthel Spector Person, Aiban Hagelin, Peter Fonagy, Gennaro Saragnano

part 2|155 pages

Discussion of “Observations on Transference-Love”

chapter 2|24 pages

A Rereading of Freud’s “Observations on Transference-Love”

ByFriedrich-Wilhelm Eickhoff

chapter 3|18 pages

On Transference Love: Revisiting Freud

ByRobert S. Wallerstein

chapter 5|6 pages

Footnote to a Footnote to “Observations on Transference-Love”

ByMax Hernández

chapter 6|12 pages

On Transference Love: Some Current Observations

ByBetty Joseph

chapter 9|19 pages

A Cry of Fire: Some Considerations on Transference Love

ByJorge Canestri

chapter 10|7 pages

Amae and Transference Love

ByTakeo Doi

chapter 11|14 pages

Acting versus Remembering in Transference Love and Infantile Love

ByDaniel N. Stern