AbstractsMedical & Health Science

Exploring team dynamics in psychotherapeutic milieux and their impact on clinical outcomes: a critical review of the literature

by Karen Blacklock

Institution: AUT University
Year: 0
Keywords: Team dynamics; Therapeutic milieu; Staff relationships; Team countertransference; Organisational countertransference
Record ID: 1303119
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10292/8551


This dissertation provides a critical review of psychodynamic literature exploring the dynamics of psychotherapeutic teams in residential and milieu settings. The review synthesises and critiques psychodynamic literature regarding the influences upon, and effects of, staff relationships in these settings. In particular the review includes consideration of the impact of staff relationships on clinical treatment and outcomes. The implications for clinical practice and opportunities for further research are also considered.