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“Countertransference” is difficult to define.   It is one of those “I know it when I see it” concepts.  Technical definitions will differ substantially, but the hasty version is that it is what happens when a therapist lets her or his own feelings about the client/ patient interfere with the most effective therapy. 

For a more detailed understanding, we recommend the following websites: 

Definition of Countertransference from

Definition of Countertransference from Wikipedia

Definition of Countertransference by Michael G. Connor

Last updated March 9, 2010


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