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What is “Transference” in Psychoanalysis?

Freud said that if you study transference and resistance, that is psychoanalysis. I know I have talked about countertransference in that past, but I neglected to talk about transference. Transference comes down to the first person you meet, your mother. We call that the object. The primary object is your mother. When you are born, […]

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What is “Countertransference”?

What’s interesting about modern psychoanalysis is countertransference. Freud was aware of countertransference. He thought it got in the way of treating patients. Countertransference is the analyst’s feeling for the patient. Of course, now, there’s subjective and objective: Subjective meaning something happened in my past, so I feel a certain way about the way the patient’s […]

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