Definition of countertransference in English:


Line breaks: coun¦ter|trans¦fer¦ence
Pronunciation: /kəʊntəˈtransf(ə)r(ə)ns


[mass noun] Psychoanalysis
The emotional reaction of the analyst to the subject’s contribution.
More example sentences
  • In spite of his recognition of transference and counter-transference, Freud continued to maintain that he was a scientist until his death.
  • Rennie prefers ‘working alliance’ to ‘therapeutic alliance’ because the latter has been used where the focus is on transference and counter-transference.
  • The main transference and counter-transference, however, was directed back to the couple and their interaction.

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Pronunciation: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
turned backwards