Trainee Takeaways: An Exploratory Qualitative Analysis of Psychiatric Inpatient Work
Date of Award
Doctoral Research Paper
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Lavita Nadkarni, Ph.D.
Second Committee Member
Ragnar Storaasli, Ph.D.
Third Committee Member
Elizabeth Sather, Psy.D.
Psychology, Trainee, Psychiatric inpatient, Challenges
Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.
For the last five years, "psychology trainee" has been my primary identity. For the last three years, my training has occurred within the context of psychiatric inpatient units. From a trainee's perspective, I plan to explore several themes and challenges that are inherent to employment in psychiatric inpatient environments and discuss the impact that such challenges have on trainee psychologists. I will also propose resilience as a protective factor for trainees and will outline several characteristics of resilience that have helped promote my growth as a burgeoning psychologist in an environment that lends itself to burnout, compassion fatigue, and caregiver stress. My hope is to help trainees prepare for careers on inpatient units by normalizing experiences and reactions that trainees are likely to encounter.
Hundley, Claire E., "Trainee Takeaways: An Exploratory Qualitative Analysis of Psychiatric Inpatient Work" (2019). Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 338.