countertransference

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From counter- + transference.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kaʊntətɹansˈfəːɹəns/

Noun[edit]

countertransference (plural countertransferences)

  1. (psychotherapy) The transference of a therapist's own unconscious feelings to his or her patient; unconscious or instinctive emotion felt towards the patient.
    • 2007, Brett Kahr, Sex and the Psyche, Penguin 2008, p. 295:
      In my meeting with Dahlia, I found myself having a private countertransference thought which I certainly did not articulate to her.