It seems she had been growing increasingly uncomfortable and distressed by his growing positive transference (and his growing demand for her attention) in and out of therapy, and revealed that she found his slovenly, unkempt appearance and irregular hygiene habits to be mildly repulsive.
Simply put, positive countertransference towards a patient will generally tend to invite some kind of positive transference (however ambivalent) in the patient, where a more negative countertransference would tend to do the opposite (Fox, 1998).
Some patients may experience positive transference
, such as nurturing and idealization, whereas others may have negative transference, including narcissistic wounds and devaluation of 1 or both clinicians.
For instance, someone who meets the object of a positive transference
often flash a brief smile.
Freud (3) likewise refers to positive transference
(related to love) and negative transference (hostility).
In an effort to engage, to effect positive transference
, or to emanate unconditional positive regard toward their clients, behavioral healthcare providers insert so much of their own persona into treatment that standardization as made possible through EHRs becomes objectionable on the face.
It creates a positive transference
, as patients are grateful that they have been helped to not destroy marriages, lose jobs, or hurt their children.
The authors conceptualized the working alliance as positive transference
, viewing career and personal issues as central themes and termination as a corrective experience.
For us in the health professions--especially psychiatry--self-deception's benefits for patients are well recognized: a remarkable healing capacity, an almost magical placebo effect from drug therapy or psychotherapy, and the advantages of positive transference
toward the physician.
I have been treating an actively psychotic, occasionally suicidal veteran for a number of years with intramuscular medication and a hard-won, useful positive transference
By using a conversational style and nurturing positive transference
, the therapist can reduce patients' anxiety, enhance self-esteem, and bolster coping skills.