The purpose of this reflective journal is self-reflection regarding the role in the process of self-reflection as a PMHNP provider. Through reflective practice, the student will evaluate their own emotional health and recognize one’s own feelings as well as one’s ability to monitor and manage those feelings. The point of the exercise is to learn yourself, your triggers, the types of cases you end up getting overly involved with, and those you’d rather refer to someone else. The idea is to be able to personally reflect on your behaviors/thoughts/decisions and how those impact you in the role of PMHNP.
** Discuss a (mental health) patient interaction in which there was transference, countertransference, prejudice/biases, or judgments that you may be making about the patients or that they are verbalizing about you.
** Have you encountered this before?
** From where does this originate?
**Would it appropriate for you to continue to provide care to the patient and if so, how will you prevent these issues from affecting the care you are able to provide the patient?