Psychodynamic Case Scenario
For this activity, watch the video: Psychodynamic Case Scenario. Use the information in the scenario to answer the following questions:
- To what extent does Mallory’s behavior in this interview exemplify transference (see Chapter 12)?
- To what extent does Dr. Santos’ behavior during the session influence your judgment regarding Mallory’s behavior as transference?
- If it is transference, what, exactly, is Mallory transferring? From whom, might you speculate, is she transferring it?
- If it is transference, and Dr. Santos is a psychodynamic psychotherapist, what is an ideal way for Dr. Santos to handle it? What if Dr. Santos was a humanistic psychotherapist, would she handle this situation differently?
- Describe several of the defense mechanisms. (Please select several that have not all been described already by other students if possible.) Do any of those you described seem to be applicable to Mallory? How so?
Pomerantz, A. (2014). Clinical Psychology, 2nd Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.