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Transference in Psychotherapy: Definition & Concept

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The concept of transference was first introduced by?

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1. Transference is the __________ act of assigning to another in the present environment, feelings and attitudes associated with someone of significance from one's past.

2. Countertransference occurs when:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of transference in psychotherapy. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include a description of transference as well as the famous figure who first introduced this important theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Figure who first introduced the theory of transference
  • Transference and countertransference described
  • Explanation of transference interpretation
  • When bias towards a client makes objectivity impossible

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on transference in psychotherapy
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as transference and countertransference
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding bias in therapeutic treatment

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychotherapy, review the accompanying lesson called Transference in Psychotherapy: Definition & Concept. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the theory of transference
  • Compare and contrast transference and countertransference
  • Relate instances where transference may be productive
  • Describe the term 'transference interpretation' and explain how it applies to an overall understanding of the theory of transference
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