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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.
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In psychoanalysis, the analyst's transference (often unconscious) to the patient of emotional needs and conflicts from the analyst's past experiences or the analyst's current emotional responses to the manifestation of the patient's transference.
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Psychological transference by a psychotherapist in reaction to the emotions, experiences, or problems of a patient undergoing treatment.
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psychoanalysis The analyst's transference (often unconscious) toward the patient of the analyst's emotional needs and feelings, with personal involvement to the detriment of the desired objective analyst-patient relationship.
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