Transference and Countertransference

A place to begin is to basically define the two concepts; so that we agree. According to the website, “Transference is a term first used by Sigmund Freud to describe a process in analysis or therapy. Freud noted that many of his patients seemed at some point to begin to place certain feelings, like […]


Beliefs are the basis for a person’s thoughts, words, and behaviors. Beliefs determine the meaning of events – they are judgments and evaluations about the self, others, and the world – a powerful influence in life. The power of beliefs is demonstrated with the story of two teachers. At the beginning of the school year, […]


Based on the Adelman and Taylor book, “Learning Problems and Learning Disabilities,” I adopted a transactional model of human behavior. The model recognizes that while two people involved in an interaction are communicating, the process is not linear in function, but circular. One person is constantly responding to the other person by initiating messages and […]