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Countertransference and the Creative Arts Therapies: A Review of the Literature and a Practical Guide to Creatively Managing Countertransference


Countertransference and the Creative Arts Therapies: A Review of the Literature and a Practical Guide to Creatively Managing Countertransference

Drapeau, Catherine-Emmanuelle (2014) Countertransference and the Creative Arts Therapies: A Review of the Literature and a Practical Guide to Creatively Managing Countertransference. [Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)] (Unpublished)

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For this research, an integrative literature review of works published between 1993 and 2013 was conducted to explore the meaning of countertransference (CT) in the creative arts therapies and suggested means of CT management that incorporate at least one art form. Though results are limited, they suggest CT is generally understood as conscious and/or unconscious reactions to client material, can be manifested through emotional, cognitive, behavioural and somatic reactions during and after sessions, is perceived as useful if processed, and triggered by many factors such as similarities between client material and therapist’s past and present experiences. Discussion of results yielded a practical guide to creative methods for CT management as well as several recommendations for future research.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)
Authors:Drapeau, Catherine-Emmanuelle
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Art Therapy Option)
Date:April 2014
Keywords:countertransference, definition of countertransference, manifestations of countertransference, triggers of countertransference, countertransference management, art response, creative response, creative arts therapies
ID Code:978686
Deposited On:09 Jun 2014 14:14
Last Modified:10 Apr 2018 17:03


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