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A 52-year-old woman is being treated by a male psychiatrist for depression stemming from her recent divorce. Recently the patient has been coming to her appointments dressed up and wearing expensive perfumes. She has also started to flirt with the doctor. The patient's demeanor and appearance had initially reminded the psychiatrist of his aunt. He is uncomfortable with the patient's new behavior patterns and tells her so. She becomes very angry and storms out of the office, cancelling all remaining appointments on her way out. Which of the following behaviors is an example of negative transference?

A) The doctor seeing the patient as his aunt
B) The doctor telling the patient he is uncomfortable
C) The patient being angry with the doctor
D) The patient dressing up for the appointments
E) The patient flirting with the doctor


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answer C..

I"m thinking b/c transference is showing off feelings from patient to doctor..

countertransference would be doctor to patient..

if negative.. i'm thinking like she would be reminded of her divorce.. so she storms out of the office??

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answer C..

I"m thinking b/c transference is showing off feelings from patient to doctor..

countertransference would be doctor to patient..

if negative.. i'm thinking like she would be reminded of her divorce.. so she storms out of the office??

whats the right answer?
I will post the right answer in a couple of hours. I want to give others a chance to reply
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Yeah I'd go with C as well.
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I would go with A...
Doctor projects feelings about formative or other important persons onto patient..
-FA 2012 P.482.
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me thinking B...
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is negative transference same as countertransference??
if its so then i think it should b A...
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My answer would be C...........
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is negative transference same as countertransference
I think negative transference is simply patients transfering negative feelings such as hate torwards their therapist, and positive transference is transfering generally 'positive' feelings such as attraction/love etc.

My answer is C as well. The patient has gone from positive to negative transference.
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I think negative transference is simply patients transfering negative feelings such as hate torwards their therapist, and positive transference is transfering generally 'positive' feelings such as attraction/love etc.

My answer is C as well. The patient has gone from positive to negative transference.
@slowpoke.. thank u for explaning the difference...
I am changing my answer to C then.. think it fits negative transference..
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The correct answer is C) The patient being angry with the doctor.

Transference occurs when a patient projects from his or her personal life onto a doctor; countertransference takes place when the doctor projects feelings onto the patient. These feelings can be either positive or negative. The patient's anger at the doctor when her sexual advances are rebuffed is an example of negative transference.

The doctor being reminded of his aunt by the patient is an example of countertransference.

The patient dressing up for appointments is positive transference.
The patient flirting with with the doctor is positive transference. In its most extreme form, positive transference can take form of sexual desire.

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