International Journal: Understanding Transference and Countertransference in the Direct Support Profession

Jan 1, 2023 | Guides, International Journals

In this article the author discusses the importance of understanding our role as direct support professionals when it comes to seeing our role as one of “professional” versus casual or friend-like.  The article discusses some things that are valued and used in social work and psychology that can be translated to also help direct support professionals navigate personal and professional boundaries with the people they support.  

The International Journal for Direct Support Professionals contains easy to-read, practical articles for Direct Support Professionals on a variety of topics that are pertinent to their role in supporting people with intellectual disabilities.

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Advance Professional Development

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has created a number of curricula options to help human service providers bring the ideals and approaches of NADSP into their organization.