Annotated Bibliography 14


  • Kivisto, Aaron J., et al. “North American Psychologists’ Experiences Of Stalking, Threatening, And Harassing Behavior: A Survey Of ABPP Diplomates.” Professional Psychology: Research And Practice4 (2015): 277-286. PsycINFO. Web. 27 Apr. 2016.

This article warns psychologists and potential psychologist of the aggressive behavior they’re going to experience throughout their career. This type of aggressive behavior associates with (STHB) stalking, threatening, and other types of harassing behavior.  (STHB) has been analyzed by the highly skilled psychologist of North America and still there are new things discovered each day. In this passage they examine possible solutions by examining certain characteristics and coping them through psychological therapy to help reduce the amount of time STHB can occur. (STHB) is just one of the disease that challenges the true passion of becoming a clinician, psychologist, or anything else related to health and the human body.Stalking is most often times a repeated offense in which it puts someone in the fear or question of their safety. Although everyone who has been stalked has shared different experiences, the amount of repeated instances seems to be similar. Researchers that studied the stalking or harassing experiences of the healthcare professionals that got attack hypothesize that the attacks are not over. Threatening and unfortunately harassing behavior on the other end are something clinicians have to adapt to deal with every day. Clinicians have to learn to accommodate to certain techniques and strategies for treating (STHB) patients. “The most common and effective strategies included notifying coworkers, directors, and police or security. Several strategies were noted to make the situation worse; 25% indicated that hospitalizing the patient or escorting the client out of the building made the STHB worse, as did 17% who confronted the client directly and asked them to stop.”STHB patients has caused psychologist and other health career professionals to make personal changes to their lives like changing phone numbers, increasing security, or even relocating. “Although previous research has documented the general feeling of unpreparedness among clinicians for dealing with clients’ STHB, this study was the first to show that even a majority of highly trained psychologists need for improved clinical risk management trainings for practicing psychological treatments with (STHB) patients. (STHB) is only one of all the behavioral deficiencies a person might undergo in this profession.  This research paper acknowledges the conformity of psychology and health care majors by statistically showing them the number of health care professionals that transformed their lives because of the catastrophic events the job imposes on your personal life. The author implies that undergrads need to be more aware to the potential dangers that could intrude in your goals and that you should only choose this profession if you feel that it’s right for you.

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