with regard to psychoanalysis, a client's willful retainment of unaware information that has just surfaced due to worry of rejection, shame, or not trusting the examiner.

CONSCIOUS RESISTANCE: "Some adults who suffered from sexual abuse as child will repress such memories and then employ conscious resistance when they surface as an adult."
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