Ways to Address Transference
1. Focus on the immediate relationship: "you seem angry at me and I wonder what that's about"
2. Interpret the meaning of the transference: "perhaps your anger towards me is related to the frustration of having you dad be so unavailable to you"
3. Use questions to promote insights: "can you recall an earlier time in your life when you felt angry like this"
4. Teach, advise, and educate about the transference: "we all have times where we transfer emotional reactions from prior relationships onto other people who are significant to us. When it happens here, it is usually useful for us to process in the session. As I'm saying this, are you aware of any particular reactions that you are having about me?"
5. Self-disclosure: "there are also times in my life where I react to someone in my current life with unresolved issues from my past"