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Category - Appraisal

What is the meaning of Transferential/Counter Transferential relationships?
  1. A client transferring their relationship with another onto the therapist
  2. The therapist transferring their relationship with another onto the client
  3. Transferring the blame or outcome of behavior onto someone else
  4. Both A and B
Answer - D - A Transferential relationship is one where the client notices something about the therapist that reminds them of their Mother (as an example) and starts superimposing the traits and possible anxieties of their relationship with the mother onto their therapist. A Counter Transferential relationship is a Transferential relationship turned around. The therapist recognizes traits in the client that reminds them of another significant person in their lives and transfers their feelings toward that person onto the client.
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