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As genetic medicine and testing continue to expand, so the role of the genetic counselor is transforming and evolving. Genetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and Skills is the first text to address ways that genetic counselors can deepen their skills to meet expanding practice demands. This timely resource not only helps readers further develop their abilities to gather relevant data and interpret it for patients, it also aids them in surpassing their usual role by truly understanding patient situations, incorporating patient values into clinical practice, providing in-depth support, and facilitating thoroughly informed, autonomous decisions.
Edited by an expert cross-disciplinary team consisting of a genetic counseling program director, a licensed psychologist, and a nurse/bioethicist/family social scientist, this authoritative reference provides specific and detailed instruction in addressing psychosocial aspects of genetic counseling practice and professional development and training issues of genetic counselors.
Provides a process view of genetic counselor service provision; i.e., skills that promote desired genetic counseling outcomes are emphasized (such as relationship skills, patient characteristics, client behaviors, and extra-clinical skills)
Includes experiential activities in every chapter to help readers apply concepts and skills
Draws on the experience of widely recognized experts in genetic counseling theory, practice, and research, who serve as chapter authors
Features numerous specific, real-life examples from clinical practice
Genetic Counseling Practice addresses issues relevant to practicing genetic counselors as well as students of genetic counseling programs. In addition, oncology nurses, social workers, and psychologists working with genetic counseling patients and families; medical geneticists and physicians training in the field; and physician assistants will also benefit from this resource.
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Table of Contents
1 Introduction Bonnie S. LeRoy Patricia McCarthy Veach Dianne M. Bartels 1
Part I Genetic Counseling Dynamics
2 Complicated Shadows: A Critique of Autonomy in Genetic Counseling Robert G. Resta 13
3 Actively Engaging with Patients in Decision Making Andrea Zanko Michelle Fox 31
4 Risk Communication: A Complex Process Shannan DeLany Dixon Yasmine L. Konheim-Kalkstein 65
5 Grieving: An Inevitable Journey Elizabeth Gettig 95
6 Facing Patient Anger Bonnie Jeanne Baty 125
7 Resistance And Adherence: Understanding the Patient's Perspective Jon Weil 155
8 Countertransference: Making The Unconscious Conscious Jon Weil 175
Part II Client Cultural and Individual Characteristics
9 Honoring Diversity: Cultural Competence in Genetic Counseling Linwood J. Lewis 201
10 Genetic Counseling Strategies for Working with Families Deborah L. Eunpu 235
11 Developmentally Based Approaches for Counseling Children and Adolescents Stephanie Austin 253
12 Genetic Counseling for Women with Intellectual Disabilities Brenda Finucane 281
Part III Genetic Counselor Development
13 Genetic Counselors: Caring Mindfully for Ourselves June A. Peters 307
14 Professional Development: Reflective Genetic Counseling Practice Kimberly W. Zahm 353
15 Mobilizing Genetic Counselor Leadership Skills Nancy P. Callanan 381