Countertransference Issues in Integrative Psychotherapy

  • Richard P. Halgin
  • Derek J. McEntee


Integrative psychotherapists encounter some interesting and confusing phenomena in their work due in great part to shifts in the techniques and models which they employ. At times, the confusion is in the mind of the client who may be perplexed by considerably different styles of therapeutic intervention over the course of the therapy, or even within a single session. At other times, the perplexity is in the mind of the therapist moving from one technique to another with a given client, or from one model to another across clients. In this chapter, we will discuss the impact of technical and theoretical shifts on clients and the therapists who are conducting integrative therapies. The issues discussed in this chapter are pertinent both to clinicians conducting multitheoretical therapies and to advanced clinicians supervising such work.


Therapeutic Relationship Personal Issue Couple Therapy Behavioral Technique Integrative Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard P. Halgin
    • 1
  • Derek J. McEntee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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