countertransference

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

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

First Known Use of countertransference

1920

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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countertransference

noun coun·ter·trans·fer·ence \ ˌkau̇nt-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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