What does countertransference mean?

countertransference in AZ Dictionary

(n) A psychotherapist's own repressed emotions in reaction to the feelings, experiences, or dilemmas of one undergoing therapy.
(n) The transference of a therapist's own involuntary thoughts to his / her patient; unconscious or instinctive emotion thought to the patient.
(n) the psychoanalyst's displacement of feeling on the client or even more usually the psychoanalyst's mental participation when you look at the therapeutic interaction

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    • transference
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    • dislodgement, less-than-full, solacing, huffing, comix
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