Title: Countertransference and technique in working with the regressed patient: Further remarks
Author: Bryce L. Boyer
I have discussed elsewhere the advantages of the therapist’s being selectively aggressive in his search for usable data in analysis and how interpretations based on his awareness of his own physical, emotional and ideational responses to the patient’s veiled messages can be effective in treatment. Analysts have become
progressively aware of the potentially beneficial therapeutic uses of countertransference phenomena…Yet Waldinger’s (1987) recent overview of the work of North American psychoanalysts who treat borderline patients considers the role of countertransference only in passing. In this contribution, I hope to demonstrate
that interpretation facilitated by countertransference experiences constitutes an important agent of psychic structuring in the treatment of at least some regressed patients.