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Origin of the term ‘transference’.
The concept of transference was first described by Austrian neurologist and psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Although some person-centered therapists (e.g. John Shlien – a student, friend and colleague of Carl Rogers) have challenged the existence and/or importance of transference in psychotherapy, it is generally held to be a useful concept across modalities.