The intricate processes of psychotherapy always deserve close attention for a more in-depth understanding.
The interwoven psyches between the therapist and patient, the demands on the therapist's psychic availability, aliveness, and countertransference readiness, and the enactment of the therapist's own object-relational drama, all of which require the therapist to seek consultation and speak with a trusted consultant in order to feel held enough to do such personally-involved work in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
In my role as clinical consultant, we work closely together to understand:
- the powerful transference-countertransference matrix in your work
- the impasses you experienced in your work with patients
- your experiences of intense countertransference and projective identification
- your inhibitions as a therapist
- the enactment of your own object-relational drama
- the complicated relationship you have with money and time, and their relationship with your self-worth
- and other professional issues, dilemmas, and ethical challenges