Containing Horror: The Use of Art Therapy as a Container for Counter Transference with Persons with Histories of Sex Offending

This paper reflects and researches transference and counter transference dynamics when working with people with histories of sexual offending. Drawing on the author’s use of response artwork, from art therapy sessions and supervision experiences, this paper summarizes an experiential project which examines the use of art therapy as a container for counter transference. A brief literature review and heuristic research methodology culminate in an art installation expressing the impacts of transference and counter transference from the therapist’s perspective.

Jacqueline Ann Seavey
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