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Counter-transference
This term refers to the unconscious distortions in any therapy process that arise from the therapist's as yet unworked psychic associations.


Resolving counter-transference issues is an obligation of the therapist because such counter-transferences impede the work the client is trying to do. One of the reasons every therapist ought to have done considerable personal work before working with others is to minimize personal counter-transference to clients.

See also Transference, its dyadic twin.
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