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countertransference

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

Definition of COUNTERTRANSFERENCE

1
:  psychological transference especially by a psychotherapist during the course of treatment; especially :  the psychotherapist's reactions to the patient's transference
2
:  the complex of feelings of a psychotherapist toward the patient
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First Known Use of COUNTERTRANSFERENCE

1920
Medical Dictionary

countertransference

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

Medical Definition of COUNTERTRANSFERENCE

1
:  psychological transference especially by a psychotherapist during the course of treatment; especially :  the psychotherapist's reactions to the patient's transference
2
:  the complex of feelings of a psychotherapist toward the patient

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