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A peer supervision group: put countertransference to work.

Abstract

1. As the nurse-patient relationship evolves through a series of ongoing interactions, both participants become "known" and stir in each other a range of positive and negative emotional reactions. 2. When working with severely psychologically disturbed patients, the nurse's affective and behavioral response can be valuable clues to understanding the patient's early experiences that contribute to the pattern of relatedness and to the formulation of change, enhancing therapeutic interactions. 3. The goals of the countertransference peer supervision group were to recognize unconscious countertransference reactions; unravel the origin and meaning of those countertransference reactions; and collaboratively develop therapeutic nursing interventions.

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  • Authors

    Bonnivier JF

    Source

    Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services 30:5 1992 May pg 5-8

    MeSH

    Countertransference (Psychology)
    Hospitalization
    Humans
    Inservice Training
    Length of Stay
    Nurse-Patient Relations
    Nursing, Supervisory
    Patient Care Planning
    Psychiatric Nursing
    Psychotherapy

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    1602433