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Validation, a special occupation

ARTICLEBosch, Wies van den - 45–4 (2007)

SUMMARY

Genuineness, empathy and unconditional positive regard are attitudes that seem to be necessary to effectively treat forensic psychiatric patients, especially the ones with a cluster B personality disorder. They also are necessary to keep the therapists from burn out.
There is a lack of experienced therapists in the forensic field. Therefore it is necessary to find a way to teach young professionals the basic attitudes. This article describes validation as an educational and experiential model. Practice based examples are given.

KEYWORDS

client-centered therapy, validation, forensic psychiatry