The Trap of Positive Counter-transference
It’s nice to have a positive professional regard for our patients. But when your positive feelings grow too strong, you can become blind to your patient’s true needs and end up doing them harm. Here are some real-life examples of how positive counter-transference went bad!
Psychiatrist As Sherlock Holmes
It’s not unusual that patients we interview minimize or deny information that is unpleasant for them to share. Also, it is not unusual that they try to distract you or move you away from pursuing this sensitive information. Let me give you a recent example and explanation.
Common Psychiatry Board Question – Patient Challenges
A common question on the psychiatry oral boards relates to the type of challenges that the care of a particular patient will present to you. What exactly do examiners mean by this question?