with regard to psychoanalytic theory, displacement onto the therapy professional of emotions of idealization, love, attachment, or other good feelings which were initially felt toward the mothers or fathers or other important people.

POSITIVE TRANSFERENCE: "Positive transference sometimes occurs in couples therapy where one patient will take on feelings of adoration toward the therapist."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POSITIVE TRANSFERENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/positive-transference/ (accessed May 9, 2021).