Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process

@inproceedings{Veach2018FacilitatingTG,
  title={Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process},
  author={Patricia M Veach and Bonnie LeRoy and Nancy P. Callanan},
  booktitle={Springer International Publishing},
  year={2018}
}
Genetic counselor use of self‐involving responses in a clinical setting: A qualitative investigation
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Countertransference
Genetic counseling graduate training to address religion and spirituality in clinical practice: A qualitative exploration of programs in North America
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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
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