~Transference & Countertransference~

Transference is when someone redirects their feelings about one person onto someone else. During a therapy session, it usually refers to a person transferring their feelings about someone else onto their therapist.

Countertransference is when a therapist transfers feelings onto the patient. Both transference and countertransference usually happen unconsciously.

This phenomenon was first described by the founder of modern psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, in 1895.

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