Transference and Countertransference

Book Review: Transference and Countertransference’ A Unifying Focus of Psychoanalysis, Edited by Jean Arundale and Debbie Bandler Bellman. I will start with a most interesting article by Riccardo Steiner (2011) that I was recently reading. It is about psychoanalysis in the thirties and its tribulations under Hitler in Berlin, Vienna and the world. I wouldn’t be surprised if it will be categorized as one of the most clear-minded and classic papers of its kind. It does not simply refer to those authoritarian years that divided and disrupted the development of Freudian psychoanalysis perhaps more than anything that has ever happened and we wish that never happens again.