Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process

  title={Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process},
  author={Patricia M Veach and Bonnie LeRoy and Nancy P. Callanan},
  booktitle={Springer International Publishing},
Genetic counselor use of self‐involving responses in a clinical setting: A qualitative investigation
Whether clinical genetic counselors use self‐involving responses with their patients, reasons for doing so, and their perceptions of when and why the responses work well versus poorly are explored are explored.
Building a foundation in self-awareness: Genetic counseling students' experiences with self-care, reflection, and mindfulness.
Second-year genetic counseling students reporting mindfulness practices had significantly higher scores on the Insight subscale of the SRIS than those who did not, indicating that students engaged in mindfulness practice are better able to understand their thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
Differences in genetic counseling student responses to intense patient affect: A study of students in North American programs.
Findings that clinical experience affects how participants responded to patient affect support the essential role of applied experience and support training and supervision to help genetic counseling students in North America learn ways to respond to strong patient emotions and recognize and manage countertransference.
Influence of genetic counselor medical history on specialty and psychosocial practice in North America.
This study highlights that while medical history can be a valuable asset in providing care for patients, it requires a genetic counselor's diligent attentiveness and commitment to honest self-reflection.
Genetic counseling graduate training to address religion and spirituality in clinical practice: A qualitative exploration of programs in North America
Suggestions for enriching the R/S training in genetic Counseling graduate programs in order to prepare students to facilitate discussions around patients' religion and/or spirituality in genetic counseling sessions are provided.
Patient Anger


Decision-making is a complex process, especially in a domain like genetic testing, which must take numerous considerations into account
  • (ACGC
  • 2015
Portrait of the Master Genetic Counselor Clinician: A Qualitative Investigation of Expertise in Genetic Counseling
Findings indicate master genetic counselors have a strong passion for and dynamic commitment to the profession and have insatiable curiosity and are life-long learners who are reflective, self-aware, confident, and recognize their limitations.
Clearing the Air: A Qualitative Investigation of Genetic Counselors’ Experiences of Counselor-Focused Patient Anger
Prevalent challenges included genetic counselor attempts to accurately recognize, understand, and effectively manage patient anger without taking it personally, and commonly recommended strategies for addressing anger were empathy and anticipating and acknowledging anger.
What Counts as Effective Genetic Counselling for Presymptomatic Testing in Late-Onset Disorders? A Study of the Consultand’s Perspective
Recognize relevant aspects across the whole process of genetic counselling in PST for late-onset neurodegenerative disorders that might indicate effective practice from the consultand’s perspective and analyse aspects of current protocols of counselling that might be relevant for successful practice.
Are Genetic Counselors and GLBT Patients “on the Same Page”? an Investigation of Attitudes, Practices, and Genetic Counseling Experiences
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals comprise a growing patient population in genetic counseling, yet literature on working with this population is scarce and practice and research recommendations are presented.
The ultimate genetic tool: the family history
  • 2009
Implications of Cultural Values for Cross-Cultural Consultation with Families.
Family consultation is aimed at facilitating the development of children by assisting parents to use more effective parenting techniques. Increasingly, consultants will find themselves conducting
Positive Endings in Psychotherapy: Bringing Meaningful Closure to Therapeutic Relationships
This book examines thoughtfully and comprehensively the steps necessary to terminate open-Anded therapy in a way that is appropriate, satisfying, and beneficial for both client and therapist. It
A training manual for counsellors: basic personal counselling
  • 1989
Human Emotions