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countertransference

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noun coun·ter·trans·fer·ence \ˌkau̇n-tər-(ˌ)tran(t)s-ˈfər-ən(t)s, -ˈtran(t)s-(ˌ)\

Definition of countertransference

  1. 1 :  psychological transference especially by a psychotherapist during the course of treatment; especially :  the psychotherapist's reactions to the patient's transference

  2. 2 :  the complex of feelings of a psychotherapist toward the patient



1920

First Known Use of countertransference

1920


Medical Dictionary

countertransference

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noun coun·ter·trans·fer·ence \ˌkau̇nt-ər-tran(t)s-ˈfər-ən(t)s, -ˈtran(t)s-(ˌ)\

Medical Definition of countertransference

  1. 1:  psychological transference especially by a psychotherapist during the course of treatment; especially :  the psychotherapist's reactions to the patient's transference

  2. 2:  the complex of feelings of a psychotherapist toward the patient




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