Definitions for "Countertransference"
Feelings that the psychoanalyst unconsciously directs to the patient, stemming from his or her own emotional vulnerabilities and unresolved conflicts.
(Reber) 1. In psychoanalysis, the analyst’s displacement of affect onto the client. 2. More generally, the analyst’s emotional involvement in the therapeutic interaction. In the former sense countertransference is a distorting element in a psychoanalysis and can be disruptive; in the latter sense it Is considered benign and, by some, inevitable.
the psychoanalyst's displacement of emotion onto the patient or more generally the psychoanalyst's emotional involvement in the therapeutic interaction