The author's purpose in this article is to describe and report the resonances and his countertransference reactions while performing the ethnographic and psychoanalytic research tool: Young Child Observation according to the Tavistock Model via the examined child "Ercan" (at the age of 5), which was observed by the author 1 hour per week from September 2010 to June 2011 a total of 26 hours in a Kindergarten in Vienna. Parts of this paper are based on the single case studies, carried out at the University of Vienna in the context of the interdisciplinary research project “Language acquisition and everyday life multilingualism in the kindergarten” in collaboration with the Institute of Educational Sciences and Linguistics. In addition, we shall try to describe the research project and the observation method. The objectives of this paper are firstly, to show the significant countertransference reactions, intrapsychic experiences, uncontrolled process and involuntary reactions of the observer via the observed people, especially via Ercan. Finally, we shall discuss briefly the methodological benefits of becoming aware of the countertransference process for researchers and practitioners.
Keywords: Resonance, countertransference, young child observations according to the Tavistock Model