chapter  5
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Transference and Other Counseling Processes With Older Adults

Have you ever been involved in a minor fender bender, where two cars barely bump one another? And even though there is no damage to the other person’s car-not even a scratch-he begins shouting that you are a terrible person, you should not be allowed to drive, and so on. You think to yourself, “What’s up with this? This person doesn’t even know

me. If he did, he would know I’m not at all like what he assumes I am.” If you have had this kind of experience, you have been on the receiving end of a phenomenon akin to transference.