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Q: Need profession and theoretical orientations for authors (part three of five) ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Need profession and theoretical orientations for authors (part three of five)
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Asked by: porko-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 23 Apr 2005 17:58 PDT
Expires: 23 May 2005 17:58 PDT
Question ID: 513300
For each of the following authors, I would like to know:
1.	their profession (e.g. priest, social worker, scientist, therapist, etc.), and 
2.	if they are in the therapy field, what their theoretical
orientations are (e.g. cognitive-behavioral, Jungian analyst,
object-relations, etc.)
(It?s okay if unable to find information on one or two on the list.
Need response ASAP but the latest April 30, 2005).

Thanx muuch!

	Gorkin, M. (1987). The uses of countertransference. Northvale, NJ:
Jason Aronson Inc.

Issacharoff, A. (1984). Countertransference in supervision:
Therapeutic consequences for the supervisee. In Caligor, L., Bromber,
P., & Meltzer, J. (Eds.), Clinical Perspectives on the Supervision of
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. New York: Plenum Press (pp. 89-105)

Kernberg, O. (1994). Love in the analytic setting. The Journal of the
American Psychoanalytic Association, 42(4), 1137-1157.

Leider, R. (1990). Transference: Truth and consequences. In A.
Goldberg (Ed.), The realities of transference progress in self
psychology: Vol. 6. (pp. 11-33). Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press.

Loewald, H. (1986). Transference-countertransference. The Journal of
the American Psychoanalytic Association, 34(2), 275-287.

Request for Question Clarification by markj-ga on 23 Apr 2005 18:48 PDT
porko --

I can give the professions of all of them.  I can also give you
information on the theoretical orientation of almost all, if not all,
of them, but usually not in one word (Jungian, e.g.).  Would a
description of their therapeutic orientation, rather than a one or two
word label, be completely satisfactory?


Clarification of Question by porko-ga on 23 Apr 2005 22:14 PDT

yes, that would be fine to use more than a word or two - thanks!
Subject: Re: Need profession and theoretical orientations for authors (part three of five)
Answered By: markj-ga on 24 Apr 2005 09:39 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
porko ?

For your convenience, I will list each author?s full name, a link to a
site confirming that he is the author of the book you cite, and his
profession.  I will then give you concise information (with citations)
that should help you understand his therapeutic approach.
1. Michael Gorkin

Author of  ?The Uses of Countertransference? ?The Uses of Countertransference?

Profession: Clinical Psychologist, Author

A1 Women?s Discount Bookstore: Michael Gorkin

Therapeutic Approach:

There is little available online about his therapeutic approach, as he
appears to be better known for his books on psychosocial cultural
issues involving women and families in South America, Israel and
Palestinian territory than for purely clinical work: Michael Gorkin

However, he does appear to have a special interest in Freudian and
post-Freudian analysis:
?Although Freud sought to avoid the pull of countertransference, his
psychoanalytic descendants have embraced the concept as ?a tool of
some value in the therapeutic process.?  Michael Gorkin, for example,
describes the psychiatrist as at times employing countertransference
to ?participate emotionally in the drama directed by the patient.? At
other times, the psychiatrist defies countertransference so that she
can make an objective assessment of the patient?s progress. The result
is a continuing process which facilitates the psychiatrist in ?merging
with and separating from the patient.? [Citing ?The Uses of

Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising:
Catalyst for a Change in the Therapeutic Model in Psychotherapy?
W. John Thomas, 32 CONNECTICUT LAW REVIEW 209 (1999), at p.51 

2. Amnon Issacharoff

Author of  ?Countertransference in supervision: Therapeutic
consequences for the supervisee.?
William Alanson White Institute: Journal of Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Profession: Psychiatrist

Therapeutic Approach: There is very little information online
information about Br. Issacharoff.   He clearly has a special interest
in countertransference since, besides the article you are citing, he
has written other articles on the subject and contributed two chapters
to this book:

Countertransference: The Therapist's Contribution to the Therapeutic
Situation (Google-cached page)

3. Otto F. Kernberg

Author of ?Love in the analytic setting?
Otto F. Kernberg: Bibliography

Profession: Psychologist; Psychoananalyst

Therapeutic Approach: Object Relations Theory
?Dr. Kernberg is not only a principal architect of object relations theory but 
is also widely regarded as the world's leading expert on borderline
personality disorders and pathological narcissism.?
What is Enlightenment Magazine: Otto Kern

5. Robert J. Leider, MD

Author of ?Transference: Truth and consequences?
Progress in Self Psychology: Index

Profession: Psychoanalyst

Therapeutic Approach: Self Psychology

International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology: Conference Schedule

5. Hans Loewald

Author of ?Transference-countertransference?
Hans Loewald: Bibliography

Profession: Psychoanalyst

Therapeutic Approach: Loewald was an innovator and apparently very
hard to classify.  Here is a one-paragraph description:

?Hans Loewald is a comprehensive and original theorist on a par with
any major post-Freudian thinker, yet neither his ideas nor his person
have become the basis for a Loewaldian school or approach, and he is
not as well known as other innovators of comparable quality. In this
paper the author attempts to characterize the scope and depth of
Loewald's theory--his vision of the psyche and psychic life, or
metapsychology, his characterization of the psychoanalytic process,
and his vision of the clinical and human goals of psychoanalysis. She
suggests that Loewald holds in all of these realms, and without
apparent contradiction, a doubled--emphatically ego-psychological and
emphatically object-relational--perspective, and an equal commitment
to both the first topography and the structural theory.?

International Journal of Psychoanalysis: The psychoanalytic vision of
Hans Loewald, by Chodorow N.J.: Abstract

Search Strategy:

With a variety of Google searches, I determined the first names of the
authors.  I then used other Google searches to match the full names
with the works cited in your questions.  Then, the hard part, I
searched for information about their ?therapeutic approaches.?  Almost
all of the best sources for that kind of information are in journal
articles that are accessible online only for a price or a
subscription.  I did my best to piece together the most relevant
information on each author from available online sources by using
Google searches with terms that combined the author?s name with
various other terms, such as (among many others) "therapeutic,?
?analysis,? ?freudian? and ?object relations.?

Although I was not able to find convenient labels for the therapeutic
method of all of them, I hope that what I did find will serve your
purposes.  If anything is unclear, please ask for clarification before
rating the answer.

porko-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Absolutely superb! Totally impressed!

Subject: Re: Need profession and theoretical orientations for authors (part three of five)
From: markj-ga on 24 Apr 2005 12:37 PDT
porko --

Thanks for the kind words, the five stars and the nice tip.


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