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Counseling AIDS Patients

Counseling AIDS Patients Counseling AIDS Patients Unique Approach by Shanti Therapists By Eileen A. McCaffrey drugs. herpes shingles, it was impossible to use standard counseling techniques. "I WHEN Robin Rose started counAIDS patients, one of her first cases was a man on IV Because he was in agony with seling would just sit with him," she recalled. Her anguish at being powerless to relieve the man's suffering simmered inside her until it nearly boiled over. "It was all I could do to sit in that chair and not run out of the room screaming." Advantages of Peer Counseling Counseling people with AIDS presents unique issues for therapists. While many psychologists are trained in a problemsolving approach, that method does not work with AIDS patients, said Ms. Rose, counseling coordinator for Shanti Project, which provides the emotional support services for AIDS patients at San Francisco General Hospital. "Most psychotherapists are not geared to working with people for whom there is no result," she said. That's one reason why the hospital contracted with Shanti. A community organization in San Francisco, Shanti peer counseling model in which the counselor's job is to empathize with patients without judging them. "To have someone just sit there http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AIDS Patient Care Mary Ann Liebert

Counseling AIDS Patients

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 1 (2) – Sep 1, 1987

Counseling AIDS Patients

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 1 (2) – Sep 1, 1987

Abstract

Counseling AIDS Patients Unique Approach by Shanti Therapists By Eileen A. McCaffrey drugs. herpes shingles, it was impossible to use standard counseling techniques. "I WHEN Robin Rose started counAIDS patients, one of her first cases was a man on IV Because he was in agony with seling would just sit with him," she recalled. Her anguish at being powerless to relieve the man's suffering simmered inside her until it nearly boiled over. "It was all I could do to sit in that chair and not run out of the room screaming." Advantages of Peer Counseling Counseling people with AIDS presents unique issues for therapists. While many psychologists are trained in a problemsolving approach, that method does not work with AIDS patients, said Ms. Rose, counseling coordinator for Shanti Project, which provides the emotional support services for AIDS patients at San Francisco General Hospital. "Most psychotherapists are not geared to working with people for whom there is no result," she said. That's one reason why the hospital contracted with Shanti. A community organization in San Francisco, Shanti peer counseling model in which the counselor's job is to empathize with patients without judging them. "To have someone just sit there

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Mary Ann Liebert
Copyright
Copyright 1987 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
ISSN
0893-5068
eISSN
1557-7449
DOI
10.1089/apc.1987.1.26
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Abstract

Counseling AIDS Patients Unique Approach by Shanti Therapists By Eileen A. McCaffrey drugs. herpes shingles, it was impossible to use standard counseling techniques. "I WHEN Robin Rose started counAIDS patients, one of her first cases was a man on IV Because he was in agony with seling would just sit with him," she recalled. Her anguish at being powerless to relieve the man's suffering simmered inside her until it nearly boiled over. "It was all I could do to sit in that chair and not run out of the room screaming." Advantages of Peer Counseling Counseling people with AIDS presents unique issues for therapists. While many psychologists are trained in a problemsolving approach, that method does not work with AIDS patients, said Ms. Rose, counseling coordinator for Shanti Project, which provides the emotional support services for AIDS patients at San Francisco General Hospital. "Most psychotherapists are not geared to working with people for whom there is no result," she said. That's one reason why the hospital contracted with Shanti. A community organization in San Francisco, Shanti peer counseling model in which the counselor's job is to empathize with patients without judging them. "To have someone just sit there

Journal

AIDS Patient CareMary Ann Liebert

Published: Sep 1, 1987

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