Therapeutic Relationships and Boundary Maintenance: The Perspective of Forensic Patients Enrolled in a Treatment Program for Violent Offenders

  title={Therapeutic Relationships and Boundary Maintenance: The Perspective of Forensic Patients Enrolled in a Treatment Program for Violent Offenders},
  author={P. J. Schaefer and C. Peternelj-Taylor},
  journal={Issues in Mental Health Nursing},
  pages={605 - 625}
To extend current knowledge about therapeutic relationships and boundary maintenance with the incarcerated forensic patient, the focus of this naturalistic inquiry was the exploration of the perspectives of forensic patients enrolled in a treatment program for violent offenders. Twelve male participants were interviewed three times. Eight of the twelve participants were interviewed a fourth time for the purpose of soliciting their feedback regarding the researcher's analysis of the data… Expand

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