Transference (german: übertragung) is a theoretical phenomenon characterized by unconscious redirection of the feelings a person has about a second person to feelings the first person has about a third personit usually concerns feelings from an important second-person relationship from childhood, and is sometimes considered inappropriate. Transference/ countertransference study guide by jmee011 includes 2 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. Transference and counter-transference reactions printable page clinicians who conduct physical and psychological evaluations should be aware of the potential emotional reactions that evaluations of severe trauma may elicit in the interviewee and interviewer these emotional reactions are known as transference and countertransference. Transference and countertransference as an undergraduate in psychology i had no idea what either of these words meant now, these words, and many others, are a part of my everyday vocabulary.
Countertransference is defined as redirection of a psychotherapist's feelings toward a client – or, more generally, as a therapist's emotional entanglement with a client. Countertransference during supervision in cognitive behavioral therapy table 2: examples of countertransference and possible strategies for a change (praško et al 2003, 2010) type of counter-transference examples of typical thoughts emotional reactions behaviour strategies of change moderate positive i like him, he is nice. Transference and countertransference c h patterson (chapter 9 incounseling and psychotherapy: theory and practice new york: harper & row, 1959) as rapport is an overworked word with counselors, so is transference among psychotherapists.
Countertransference was a term originally used by freud to describe a client’s influence on the analyst’s unconscious feelings freud believed that no psychoanalyst “goes further than his own complexes and internal resistances permit,” and for this reason, having a personal analysis as part of training was considered essential. Transference and countertransference heinrich racker (1910-1961) became a member of the asociaci ó n psicoanal í tica argentina (psychoanalytic association of argentina) in 1947 the appearance of his book transference and countertransference, whose central theme is counter-transference, had considerable impact in latin america, and also aroused interest and confirmation in other. Transference and countertransference: in a therapy context, transference refers to redirection of a client's feelings from a significant person to a therapist transference is often manifested as an erotic attraction towards a therapist, but can be seen in many other forms such as rage, hatred, mistrust, parentification, extreme dependence, or. Transference and counter transference is one of most important aspects of treatment between patient and practitioner in a clinical setting we do not always have the opportunity to have consecutive treatments with the same patient and as a result may not be able to acknowledge or notice these occurrences.
Sometimes transference operates in the reverse direction and the therapist projects feelings from his or her own past onto the client this is called countertransference although transference. And countertransference, when identified correctly, will only constitute a small part of the feelings that exist between therapist and client interpretation of transference and countertransference will. Countertransference, which occurs when a therapist transfers emotions to a person in therapy, is often a reaction to transference, a phenomenon in which the person in treatment redirects feelings. The foregoing has focussed on transference but implicit throughout has been the complementary phenomenon of countertransference, from breuer’s shocked withdrawal from dora’s transferential love to freud’s distress at being abruptly abandoned by dora who, he later realised, was re-enacting a revenge scenario. Countertransference definition is - psychological transference especially by a psychotherapist during the course of treatment especially : the psychotherapist's reactions to the patient's transference.
This paper concerns the dynamics of transference-countertransference as thay reveal themselves in object relations and specifically in the psychoanalytic process it is postulated that transference and countertransference cannot be viewed separately, that both analyst and patient exhibit transference-countertransference reactions, and that they are normal ingredients of the psychoanalytic process. A transference reaction of a psychoanalyst or other psychotherapist to a patient that is, an emotional reaction that is generally a reflection of the therapist's own inner needs and conflicts but also may be a reaction to the client's behavior. Countertransference is a term attributed to freud he felt it important to keep very strict boundaries between himself and clients his first written record of the term is in a letter to jung.
Transference and countertransference describe two commonly occurring scenarios within a counseling relationship both transference and countertransference represent the manner in which the client acts and feels toward the therapist and vice versa. Freud's definition of counter-transference was a vague and unspecific one after his death, the ambiguity and lack of clarity in his references to counter-transference led to vigorous debates and. Objectives 1 to gain a greater understanding of the various aspects of countertransference and to identify their impact on a therapeutic relationship.