In this cooperation she also inspired me deeply in my study of how music therapists experience and understand counter transference
in musical improvisations in adult psychiatry.
What it does not provide is an existential phenomenological critique of existing models of supervision although areas of divergence with some of them can be inferred, in particular around issues of the importance of 'being-in-the-world', around psychoanalytically influenced notions of parallel process, transference and counter transference
and around the therapeutic project itself, an issue which might be expressed in terms of 'being' versus 'doing'.
These include the value of improvisation, the challenges of time management, the identification of turning points in relationships with patients, the use of resources in the practice, the impact of home visits on the patient and on the doctor, the role of language and culture and their differing meanings, coping strategies for the stresses of patient care, transference and counter transference
, and prejudices and assumptions physicians may have about patients.
Even the typical scenario sets up complicated triangular patterns of transference and counter transference
In this context the psychoanalytic concepts of transference, counter transference
, and resistance have been revisited by some cognitive therapists (Layden, Newman, Freeman & Morse, 1993; Linehan, 1993).