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Reply separately to two of your classmates posts (See attached classmates posts, post#1 and post#2). 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Your responses should be in a well-developed paragraph (300-350 words) to each peer. Integrating an evidence-based resource!

Note: DO NOT CRITIQUE THEIR POSTS, DO NOT AGREE OR DISAGREE, just add informative content regarding to their topic that is validated via citations. 

– Utilize at least two scholarly references per peer post. 

Please, send me the two documents separately, for example one is the reply to my peers Post #1, and the second one is the reply to my other peer Post #2.

– Minimum of 300 words per peer reply.

– TURNITIN Assignment.

Background: I live in South Florida, I am currently enrolled in the Psych Mental Health Practitioner Program, I am a Registered Nurse, I work in a Psychiatric Hospital.

POST # 1 PRUDENCIA

In psychoanalytic theory, transference can be seen when a patient transfers feelings, attitudes, and fantasies they had for someone who played an essential part in their life, mostly during their developmental stage, to their therapist (Ramos, Garcia-Marques, & Hamilton, 2018). It is common for patients to have both positive and negative transference towards their therapist. As therapy moves forward, patients turn to dig deeper into their childhood anger and feelings unconsciously and regress emotionally (Cory, 2016, p. 70). On the other hand, countertransference can be defined as when a therapist’s unconscious reaction in an inappropriate way towards their client losing their goal because their emotions are triggered by the client (Abargil & Tishby, 2020). It occurs when a patient’s therapeutic content meets a therapist’s internal content. Over the years, researchers have gone ahead to expand countertransference to include not only the therapist’s reaction to the patient’s transference but towards all detail of the client’s personality and behavior (Corey, 2016, p. 71). This discussion aims to define transference and countertransference in psychoanalytical theory, talk about topics that can trigger countertransference in me, and ways to manage it.  

It is essential to understand that we have emotions, we are unaware of buried deep down in us as humans. These emotions can be triggered by events or during therapy in the case of a therapist. Emotional responses that can be seen in countertransference may include but are not limited to withdrawal, love, anger, powerlessness, overidentification, and control (Corey, 2016, p. 71). Countertransference can be demonstrated in nonverbal and tonal action, which will always affect the client either knowingly or unknowingly (Safran, Kris, & Foley, 2019). Topics that can trigger countertransference include homelessness, a patient with a condescending behavior to me and others, sexual abuse, racism, and homophobia. I can identify them by the way I react towards the patient. Most often mt emotions will be passive because I am trying to be professional towards the patient. I can also identify it by the questions I ask y patient during the therapy. Although, as a therapist, we are supposed to understand where our clients are coming from and try to understand why they feel a certain way, I can see myself being triggered by such topics.  

As a therapist, it is vital for me to look for ways to manage my countertransference, so it does not negatively affect my patients and me during therapy. One way to manage my countertransference is to go through analytical psychotherapy. Corey (2016) puts an emphasis on the importance of therapists to understand themselves and why they act a certain way (p.71). With the help of analytic psychotherapy, I will be able to identify and work on topics that may trigger my countertransference and seek ways to manage my feelings. This therapy will help me build a great connection with my client that is healthy, positive, and ethical. Another way to manage my countertransference is to understand my patient’s point of view, where they are coming from, were this behavior or feelings originated, and discuss it during therapy.  

To conclude, transference and countertransference occur concurrently together. Transference is the client’s unconscious transfer of feelings for someone in their past to their therapist, while countertransference is the therapist unconscious deviation from their objective in a relationship with their client due to the therapist’s past causing a bias notion about a patient’s behavior. Topics that may trigger countertransference in me include sexual abuse, racism, and homophobia. One way to manage my countertransference is to participate in analytic psychotherapy, where I will understand what triggers my emotion and how-to manage them. I can also control my countertransference by understanding where my patient is coming from and addressing these findings during the therapy rather than being judgmental or biased.  

                                                                                  References   Abargil, M., & Tishby, O. (2020). Countertransference as a reflection of the patient’s inner relationship conflict. Psychoanalytic Psychology.  https://doi.org/10.1037/pap0000312.supp  (Supplemental).  

Corey, G. (2016). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage. ISBN: 9781305263727.  

Ramos, T., Garcia-Marques, L., & Hamilton, D. (2018). Spontaneous trait inference and transference: Exploring the link between names and traits. Annalise Psychological, 36(4), 399–408.  https://doi.org/10.14417/ap.1320 .  

Safran, J. D., Kris, A., & Foley, V. K. (2019). Psychodynamic psychotherapies. In D. Wedding & R. J (Eds). Current Psychotherapies (11th ed., pp. 21-57).

Walden University

Master of Science in Nursing

NURS 6600 Practicum Experience Journal

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NURS 6600 Practicum Experience Journal

You must submit a journal entry in each assigned week, even if you are not on-site that week. If you are not on-site for a week in which a journal entry is due, reflect on experiences from any of the previous weeks of this course. Journal entries are due in Weeks 3, 7, and 11.

Begin each journal entry on a new page. The template has a “new page” command inserted before each weekly label. Be sure to delete any blank pages that appear between the weekly entries. Note: This document will serve as a cumulative journal . For each submission, you will add to the document so it contains all of your journal entries. Students are to submit the journal in the template provided. This allows Faculty to view progress made across the duration of the practicum.

Guidelines for Journal Entries

· Numerically list practicum objectives for each entry from those listed on page 1. Objectives can change based upon opportunities that may present in the practicum setting.

· For each entry, follow the instructions in Blackboard to analyze a problem, situation, or issue you have observed at your practicum site.

· Place the references for each week’s entry immediately after that week’s content. Remember to use APA Style when writing your journal entries and listing references.

Guidelines for the Time Log

· Consistently document practicum hours in the Meditrek® system. It is recommended that you document hours after each day in the practicum setting. If you are having issues with the Meditrek® system, please contact the College of Nursing Field Experience Office at nursingfield@mail.waldenu.edu.

Please see the rubric for additional guidance on journal and time log expectations.

Journal Entry 1 (Week 3)

Objective(s) – numerically list*

*Specifically list the objectives that you are working on for this time frame.

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References (APA formatted)

Journal Entry 2 (Week 7)

Objective(s) – numerically list

*Specifically list the objectives that you are working on for this time frame.

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References (APA formatted)

Journal Entry 3 (Week 11)

Objective(s) – numerically list

*Specifically list the objectives that you are working on for this time frame.

Type your journal entry here.

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