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Maria has been in analysis for over a year. Recently, she has begun to suspect that she has fallen in love with Dr. Chin, her analyst. When she confesses her feelings, Dr. Chin is likely to tell Maria that she is experiencing

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Maria has been in analysis for over a year. Recently, she has begun to suspect that she has fallen in love with Dr. Chin, her analyst. When she confesses her feelings, Dr. Chin is likely to tell Maria that she is experiencing

(A) resistance.
(B) transference.
(C) a breakthrough.
(D) irrational expectations.
(E) unconditional positive regard.

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(B) transference.

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Transference is when patients misdirect feelings toward important people in their lives onto the therapist. Resistance also commonly occurs in psychoanalysis but is when a patient rejects the analyst’s interpretations or otherwise seeks to thwart the therapeutic process.

 
Posted : 22/03/2024 2:12 pm
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