"Projection" is the unconscious act of attributing something inside ourselves to someone else. Usually, but not always, the "thing" we are projecting is an unwanted emotion or attribute.
What do the Ugly Duckling, Cinderella, and Rudolph have in common? They're children's stories? Yes. But they're also horrible accounts of bullying and shame.
The goal of adolescent psychotherapy is to help young people begin to make the very difficult transition to adulthood without undue stress, drama, or poor decisions.