[koun-ter-trans-fur-uh ns, -trans-fer-uh ns]

noun Psychoanalysis.

transference on the part of the analyst of repressed feelings aroused by the patient.

Origin of countertransference Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

countertransference in Medicine


[koun′tər-trăns-fûrəns, -trănsfər-]


The surfacing of a psychotherapist's own repressed feelings through identification with the emotions, experiences, or problems of a person undergoing treatment.
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