Managing negative reactions in forensic trainees

Desirae J. Reeder, Dawnelle Schatte

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Abstract

The treatment of adolescent offenders often provokes strong feelings in providers on the treatment team. These feelings, or countertransference reactions, can hinder effective patient care. However, with supervision and acknowledgment, these reactions can also be used effectively in becoming aware of the patient's internal state. In this article, a resident and her supervisor discuss reactions to a particular patient on a subacute unit for adolescent offenders. We also discuss methods of teaching trainees to recognize these countertransference reactions and to work through them to provide more effective patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-221
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Volume39
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Patient Care
Emotions
Teaching
Therapeutics
Countertransference (Psychology)

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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Managing negative reactions in forensic trainees. / Reeder, Desirae J.; Schatte, Dawnelle.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Vol. 39, No. 2, 04.2011, p. 217-221.

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