transference

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transference

[tranz′fər·əns]
(psychology)
The unconscious transfer of the patient's feelings and reactions originally associated with important persons in the patient's life, usually father, mother, or siblings, toward others and in the analytic situation, toward the analyst.
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However, my impression is that bias is more commonly explained as transference and counter transference, both ideas originating in psychoanalysis which take the existence of the unconscious very much for granted.
In psychoanalysis, counter transference referred to the unconscious projections by the therapist onto the patient, of unresolved past developmental conflicts.
This comprehensive guide to psychodynamic clinical practice within contemporary social work treatment reflects the richness of current thinking in dynamic psychotherapy and addresses such important topics as strategies for beginning therapy; establishing a relationship between therapist and client; understanding and using the client's transference and the therapist's counter transference to clinical advantage; methods for treating children and adolescents; and time-limited therapy and dynamically-oriented case management.