countertransference

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countertransference

[¦kau̇nt·ər·tranz′fər·əns]
(psychology)
The conscious or unconscious emotional reaction of the therapist to the patient, which may interfere with psychotherapy.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This describes my ongoing counterresistance dilemma: my interpersonal wish is to give and to be enough for the other person--my fear is that I will be found incapable or lacking and the other will turn away from me.
The examiner should avoid providing counterresistance across two joints and must pay attention to strategies a patient may use to compensate for muscle weakness.
Clearly something is needed to counterresistance. Currently available drugs, says Georgetown's Woolley, "have allowed enormous therapeutic gains, but we're currently on a plateau.