The Fritz’s letter to Marty: an erotic transfert case

Author/s Riccardo Zerbetto
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/1
Language Italian Pages 9 P. 84-92 File size 84 KB
DOI 10.3280/GEST2014-001009
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This article analyzes the concept of erotic transference comparing the elaboration of this by Freud and Perls. It shows that Perls’s concept is connected to the cultural atmosphere of the period, to his character traits and to his eccentric and polyhedral life. It includes the letter that Perls wrote to his client-student-lover Marty. While psychoanalysis favors the phantasmal projection of transference gestalt therapy emphasizes the role of intersubjective relationship, without underestimating the transference.

Keywords: Transference, erotic transference, countertransference, Perls, Gestalt Therapy

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Riccardo Zerbetto, La lettera di Fritz a Marty: un caso di transfert erotizzato in "QUADERNI DI GESTALT" 1/2014, pp 84-92, DOI: 10.3280/GEST2014-001009