Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process: A Practice Manual Practice-Based Skills, 2nd edition. Chapter 12: Recognizing Your Limits: Transference, Countertransference, Stress and Burnout

This seminal text contains 13 chapters covering key communication skills, interpersonal skills, and professional values and ethics relevant to genetic counseling practice. Each chapter concludes with practice activities to help students work on the various skills taught. Chapter 12 covers the psychological concepts of transference and countertransferance as well as compassion fatigue and burnout.



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Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Genetic Counselor

  • Interpersonal, Psychosocial and Counseling Skills
    • 11:   Promote client-centered, informed, non-coercive and value-based decision-making.
      • 11c:   Recognize and respond to client-counselor relationship dynamics, such as transference and countertransference, which may affect the genetic counseling interaction.
  • Professional Development & Practice
    • 20:   Support client and community interests in accessing, or declining, social and health services and clinical research.
      • 20b:   Recognize one's limitations and capabilities in the context of genetic counseling practice.
      • 20f:   Accept responsible for one's physical and emo- tional health as it impacts on professional performance.
      • 20g:   Recognize and respect professional boundaries between clients, colleagues, and supervisors.