Countertransference, art psychotherapy and the prediscursive abject

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This chapter uses a single case-study to explore aspects of countertransferential encounter in art-psychotherapy. The study primarily focuses on the making of a single image that is considered to be non-discursive (Langer, S. 1942) and an expression of the 'Abject' (Kristeva, J1982)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntroduction to Countertransference in Therapeutic Practice
Subtitle of host publicationA Myriad of Mirrors
EditorsPaola Valerio
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-46209-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-69010-3, 978-1-138-69011-0
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2017

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Dubowski, J. (2017). Countertransference, art psychotherapy and the prediscursive abject. In P. Valerio (Ed.), Introduction to Countertransference in Therapeutic Practice: A Myriad of Mirrors (1st ed., pp. 66-80). Routledge.