Just Like Steve: Transference and Countertransference

Pop Quiz Time! Q.  A client meeting with a social worker for the first time remarks that she felt comfortable during the intake interview because the social worker reminds her of her grandmother, who had a warm and caring disposition, and whom the client was very fond of.  Which concept does this BEST illustrate? A.… Read More Just Like Steve: Transference and Countertransference

Founding Mothers and Fathers: Psychoanalytic Theory and the Social Work Exam

Sigmund Freud and psychoanalytic theory, both because of their distance in time and development of other psychotherapy theories, are often encased in the glass panels we hold historical old documents and artifacts. However, much of psychoanalytic theory permeates our popular culture (Case in point: how often have we fashioned ourselves as armchair shrinks with our… Read More Founding Mothers and Fathers: Psychoanalytic Theory and the Social Work Exam