A Half-Day Professional Development Workshop 

With Bill Cornell 

Friday, January 22nd, 2020

10:00am to 3:00pm ET


  • In working with the unconscious energies of transference and countertransference, the evolving definitions of countertransference
    have become complex and sometimes contradictory. 

  • At its heart, countertransference refers to what each therapist uniquely brings
    to his/her work with clients. 

  • Countertransference is understood to be unconscious, so a crucial aspect of our ongoing training and supervision is to develop the awareness and skills to bring countertransference reactions, feelings, and beliefs into conscious awareness in
    our therapeutic efforts. 


  • Countertransference can inform and deepen, as well as distort or destroy, a psychotherapy process.


The Format For This Workshop Will Include

  • A presentation on theory, case examples, an experiential exercise, an opportunity for a case consultation, and assimilation/discussion time in breakout groups.


  • A learning group that consists mostly of those who have attended the previous two workshops – Working At The Edge Between Despair & Emergence, and Character As Communication and As Defense.

We work with Zoom Software for our online learning format.  You need a laptop computer with a working camera to maximize your participation.

Further workshop preparation details will be emailed to you upon enrollment, including a required reading assignment.




Friday, December 4th, 2020 

10:00am to 3:00pm ET

Online Format


Cost is $120.00

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NOTE:  This workshop is for those who have an active
practice and are currently working with individuals.

About The Workshop Presenter

William F. Cornell, MA, is a teaching and supervising transactional analyst. He maintains an independent private practice of psychotherapy, consultation, and training in Pittsburgh, USA.

He is a co-editor of the Transactional Analysis Journal and has published extensively in a broad range of journals and psychotherapy books. He is the author of Explorations in Transactional Analysis: The Meech Lake Papers, editor of James McLaughlin’s The Healer’s Bent: Solitude and Dialogue in the Clinical Encounter, and co-editor with Helena Hargaden of From Transactions to Relations: The Emergence of a Relational Tradition in Transactional Analysis.

“Character defenses are efforts to manage vulnerability and to make life possible somehow, under the conditions being lived at the time…What was at stake at the time these defenses were being formed?… These defenses helped to take the person away from their trouble…In their therapy, we want to work to make the trouble more conscious, more bearable.  And we want the client to not be in the trouble alone.”

  • From the 7/31 workshop on ‘Working At the Edge of Emergence & Despair’

Enroll Now For The Workshop

The workshop size is limited to 28 participants – first come, first served. A waiting list will be created once the workshop is filled.  This workshop is intended for those who have an active practice, and are currently working with individuals.


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Payments are nonrefundable after 24 hours



“Counter-transference is the practitioner’s reactions to the client’s behaviors
that are colored by the practitioner’s own past.  
It is the practitioner’s unconscious reaction
to the client’s unconscious feelings/behaviors.”

Louis Ormont