Definition of countertransference in English:

countertransference

Syllabification: coun·ter·trans·fer·ence
Pronunciation: /ˌkountərˌtransˈfərəns, -ˌtranz-
 
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noun

Psychoanalysis
  • The emotional reaction of the analyst to the subject’s contribution. Compare with transference.
    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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