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.
The tPeP (Journal Person-centered experiential Psychotherapy) is the scientific journal for Dutch and Flemish psychotherapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists, that work from, or are interested in a client-centered perspective.