Building Therapeutic Relationships – FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - September 2013
Mental Health Information - Vol. 17 Issue 8
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1. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Therapeutic Alliances: Conveying Our Sacred Calling
Research indicates that a positive and hopeful relationship is a common ingredient of successful psychotherapy.
http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/index.php?id=22661&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=175668

2. INNOVATIONS IN CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
Examining the Therapeutic Relationship and Confronting Resistances in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
The composite case illustrates some of the psychodynamic psychotherapy techniques that can be employed in a psychotherapy case.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3115766/pdf/icns_8_5_35.pdf

3. COUNSELING TODAY
Attending to Countertransference
Countertransference itself is not a bad thing. Rather, it's the ignoring of countertransference that gets counselors into trouble.
http://ct.counseling.org/2013/09/attending-to-countertransference/

4. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Clinical Guide to Countertransference: Help Medical Colleagues Deal With 'Difficult' Patients
Recognizing a patient's personality type may help clinicians predict their countertransference when interacting with that patient.
http://currentpsychiatry.blogspot.com/2009/04/clinical-guide-to-countertransference.html

5. THE PRIMARY CARE COMPANION FOR CNS DISORDERS
Beyond the DSM: The Perspectives of Psychiatry Approach to Patients
This article presents an alternative approach to the DSM for the understanding and treatment of patients with psychiatric conditions.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3357579/

6. COUNSELING TODAY
Success Stories with Challenging Clients
An important question is whether clients deserve the blame for being challenging or whether counselors are responsible for having the right tools to help.
http://ct.counseling.org/2010/10/success-stories-with-challenging-clients/

7. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Client Feedback Helps Therapists-in-Training Improve
One of the best ways to enhance clinical skills is to ask clients at every session about how they think their therapy is progressing.
http://www.apa.org/gradpsych/2010/01/feedback.aspx

8. VIRTUAL MENTOR
Case Studies and the Therapeutic Relationship
The case of "Teresa" raises many ethical questions and dilemmas with respect to publication of clinical case reports.
http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2011/07/ccas1-1107.html