COUNTERIDENTIFICATION

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noun. With regard to psychoanalysis, a type of countertransference wherein the psychoanalyst sympathizes and aligns with the client.

COUNTERIDENTIFICATION: "Counteridentification occurs more frequently than most therapists will ever admit to their patients."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "COUNTERIDENTIFICATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/counteridentification/ (accessed July 2, 2022).

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