Chapter 12. Dilemmas and Counter-Transference Considerations in Group Psychotherapy with Adult Children of Alcoholics

  1. Bill Reading RMN, MA, DipSocSci, DipDypPsych1 and
  2. Martin Weegmann BA(Hons), DipClinPsych, MInstGA2
  1. Marsha Vannicelli

Published Online: 27 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713549.ch12

Group Psychotherapy and Addiction

Group Psychotherapy and Addiction

How to Cite

Vannicelli, M. (2004) Dilemmas and Counter-Transference Considerations in Group Psychotherapy with Adult Children of Alcoholics, in Group Psychotherapy and Addiction (eds B. Reading and M. Weegmann), Whurr Publishers Ltd, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713549.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    East Kent Community Alcohol Service

  2. 2

    Ealing Substance Misuse Service

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781861564481

Online ISBN: 9780470713549

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Keywords:

  • group psychotherapy;
  • alcoholics;
  • counter-transference;
  • individual therapy;
  • adult children of alcoholics

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Importance of a continuously self-reflective stance

  • Heightened counter-transference reactions in ACOA therapy groups

  • The leader who is an ACOA

  • The assumption of sameness

  • Additional issues for the ACOA therapist

  • Pull towards the self-help model

  • Other issues regarding therapist transparency and self-disclosure

  • Other personal issues in the life of the therapist

  • On counter-transference goodness and availability

  • Avoiding non-therapeutic encounters

  • Conclusion and comment