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Transference Issues in Counseling

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Transference & Counter-Transference Issues

Garden will teach you an easy and effective system of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Transference Occurs when—

The counselor notices that the client is viewing the counselor through models that the client has for relationships other than the counselor-client relationship.

  • Transference is most often noticed by the counselor when the client’s models are of relationships that involve parent-to-child or authority-to-subordinate transactions.

Counter-transference Occurs when—

The counselor notices that they are viewing the client through models that the counselor has for relationships other than the counselor-client relationship.

Transference Awareness is helpful—

  • To establish and maintain a collaborative counselor-client relationship.
  • Transference is helpful to discover client models of relationships.
  • Transference is helpful to teach more effective models for relating.

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