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How to avoid countertransference in psychotherapy


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Countertransference refers to a client's unintentional conflict with a consultant.

The psychologist, despite his professional level, may experience discomfort in these conditions.

This is why countertransference hinders effective counseling.



Do not seek to please every customer. Remember that you can not be forced by force.


Not every client can give a positive evaluation to the work of a consultant. Therefore, it is necessary to prepare morally for negative reactions from other people.


Psychologist-consultant should not understate hisProfessional dignity, if the client did not come to the meeting. Remember that the reason for this could serve as absolutely any unforeseen life situation.


If you begin to feel to the client feelings of an erotic nature, it is better to send the client to your colleague.


If the client's vital values ​​cause the consultant to reject and aggression, the client should also be transferred to another psychologist.


Do not give direct advice to customers. You should not take responsibility for the actions of others.


Do more self-examination. Develop such qualities as authenticity and openness to one's own experience.

How to avoid countertransference in psychotherapy Was last modified: May 23rd, 2017 By Qeajaasn
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