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Love in Therapy: Using Transference and Countertransference Benevolently - Test
by Judith A. Schaeffer, Ph.D.

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1. Transference love and countertransference love are a matter of unconsciously: Help
Re-enacting the past.
Transforming a therapist or client into an individual from one's past.
Replaying or repeating unresolved affiliative conflicts.
All of the above.
2. Transference love and countertransference love are signs that: Help
Particular clients cannot benefit from therapy.
Clients should be referred to other providers.
Therapists are inept.
The unconscious minds of therapist and client have communicated.
3. Transference and countertransference love arise in therapy for all but one of the following reasons: Help
Therapists and clients remind each other of persons from their past.
The unconscious mind works the same way as the conscious mind.
The human brain contains mirror neurons.
Therapists and clients have unresolved affiliative conflicts.
4. Transference love and countertransference love have a beneficial potential because they can do of all but which one of the following: Help
Lead to the resolution of affiliative conflicts.
Serve as mediators and moderators of positive therapeutic outcome.
Be used to replace clients' goals.
Be the means of achieving clients' goals.
5. Transference and countertransference love are dangerous because they: Help
Are unconscious phenomena not directly accessible to the conscious mind.
Are conscious phenomena that can be used to harm those involved in them.
Cannot be identified and processed in any way.
Give clients and therapists no choice but to act them out.
6. The conscious mind: Help
Has at least some direct knowledge of what resides in the unconscious mind.
Has only indirect knowledge of what resides in the unconscious mind.
Contains the same information as that in the unconscious mind.
Can never make use of what the unconscious mind sends it.
7. Forms of transference and countertransference love are likely to: Help
Remain distinct and separate.
Merge into one another.
Be unusable if they are pathological.
Be ways clients try to avoid focusing on their therapeutic goals.
8. Pathological forms of transference love and countertransference love include the: Help
Perverse and the eroticized.
Mother-infant relationship.
9. Variables that account for originally non-erotic love becoming erotic are: Help
Sexual desires and needs being part of human nature.
The body and unconscious mind not making a distinction between sensuality and sexuality.
The intimate nature of the therapeutic setting.
All of the above.
10. Helping clients with sexualized transference love can include: Help
Exploring whether sexualized transference love is a defense against anger, grief, or fear of loving maturely outside therapy.
Describing perversion transference love as a moral flaw.
Labeling eroticized forms as inappropriate therapeutic material.
Describing sexualized transference love as just something clients should learn to live with.
11. In order for therapists to use transference and countertransference love benevolently they should: Help
Have several protective factors in place.
Make sure there are no risk factors.
Focus on them rather than clients' therapy goals.
Make them part of treatment as soon as they are suspected.
12. Seeking consultation or supervision when experiencing countertransferential love helps therapists: Help
Make sure they do not act out.
Refrain from making mistakes that result in Grievance Board complaints and lawsuits.
Discover what they can do to make therapy a benevolent experience for their clients and themselves.
All of the above.
13. Transference and countertransference love become operationalized because therapists and clients do of all but which one of the following: Help
Engage in projection and introjection.
Unintentionally pressure them to help them process past emotional pain.
Do not confirm material they have introjected.
Confirm material they have introjected.
14. Projection differs from projective identification in that projection is a: Help
Process that occurs in the unconscious mind.
Matter of putting transferred material ONTO the individual who introjects it.
Process that does not depend on introjection.
Matter of putting transferred material INTO an individual who introjects it.
15. Introjection and introjective identification differ in that introjective identification is: Help
Rarely visceral.
Automatically followed by confirmation of the transferred material.
Usually more distressful than introjection.
A matter of having transferred material put onto the one introjecting it.
16. The human brain is primed to engage in transference and countertransference love because the brain does of all but which one of the following: Help
Is affected by neurotransmitters.
Gets rid of emotionally charged memories.
Engages in pattern matching.
Has mirror neurons.
17. Somatization is best conceived of as: Help
Conscious acting-out.
Emotions being verbalized.
Bodily pain that has no clear physiological cause.
Clients and/or therapists intentionally choosing to stay with their physical pain.
18. Therapists are wise to give special attention to manifestations of transference and countertransference love that are: Help
All of the above.
19. The Taking-In Subtask is a matter of all but one of the following: Help
Making what has been received unconsciously conscious.
Allowing the conscious mind to add new material to what the unconscious mind already holds.
Regarding what the unconscious mind has sent as information that should be acted on without further consideration.
Opening oneself to nonverbal communication that cannot be put into words.
20. Holding manifestations of transference and countertransference love is a matter of: Help
Putting an end to uncertainty.
Tolerating ambiguity.
Proving that what is suspected is actually occurring.
Giving back to clients what they have projected.
21. Regressing, as part of a subtask therapists need to perform, is a matter of therapists: Help
Letting go of all their ego functions.
Letting go of all but their basic ego functions.
Helping clients go back in time.
Setting limits to the emotional pain their clients are sharing with them.
22. Decoding is a multi-step process that includes: Help
Extracting the probable meaning of transferential material.
Deriving hidden significance from apparent meaning.
Bringing clarity to what is being shared covertly and subtly.
All of the above.
23. Effective hypotheses are generally: Help
Definitive statements.
Complex statements.
Tentative statements.
Indisputable statements.
24. Therapists self-monitor to do all but which one of the following: Help
Evaluate their participation in transferential process.
Auto-regulate stressful countertransference.
Make themselves the focus of therapeutic work.
Consider whether to take transferential roles their clients are unconsciously assigning them.
25. Transference and countertransference interpretations (TRIs and CTRIs) are interventions intended to: Help
Prove that the client's habit of relying on old assumptions must be changed.
Set the client straight about what therapy should be about.
Reject the possibility of the client's and therapist's reenacting old conflicts in the therapy setting.
Bring material sent by the unconscious mind to the client's attention.
26. TRIs and CTRIs are especially effective if therapists: Help
Connect what clients do in therapy with how they cause problems for themselves outside of therapy.
Do not identify negative feelings.
Suspect something is going but have no idea what it is.
Make it clear that clients say things they really do not mean.
27. Therapist who share their TRIs and CTRIs with clients will be most effective if they come across as: Help
Knowing more than their clients.
Observing and wondering.
Confident and sure.
Intent at looking only at what their clients are contributing to the therapeutic process.
28. All but which one of the following is a well-worded TRI: Help
"You are obviously angry with me. It's very clear."
"I wonder if by coming late you are 'telling' me that therapy is not working for you."
"You just asked if we could take a break from therapy. Could we talk about your feelings?"
"You seem resentful because I am starting late. Am I misreading you?"
29. TRIs and CTRIs should be used: Help
As often as possible.
Infrequently rather than frequently.
As diversions from a client's presenting problems.
When clients are noticeably distressed.
30. Research reveals that TRIs and CTRIs: Help
Cause either positive or negative therapeutic outcome.
Are unrelated to therapeutic outcome.
Are mediators and moderators of therapeutic outcome.
Should be used only by psychoanalysts.



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