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Psychological transference by a psychotherapist in reaction to the emotions, experiences, or problems of a patient undergoing treatment.
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|Noun||1.||countertransference - the psychoanalyst's displacement of emotion onto the patient or more generally the psychoanalyst's emotional involvement in the therapeutic interaction|
transference - (psychoanalysis) the process whereby emotions are passed on or displaced from one person to another; during psychoanalysis the displacement of feelings toward others (usually the parents) is onto the analyst