Year: 1983 Source: International Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, v.9, (1983), p.313-336 SIEC No: 19821055

A decision by a therapist to relocate introduced significant disruptions to the bipersonal field. Lang’s adaptional-interactional perspective proved valuable in understanding the complexities of this difficult form of termination. The therapist’s relocating is discussed as a structuralized interactional effort that compromised the therapeutic frame, induced interactional symptoms in the patient, and heightened countertransference.