Transference

As foster carers you experience a range of challenging behaviours and one such behaviour we started to see on an increasing basis was transference. A simple example of transference is having a bad day at work only to come home and vent at your spouse because you have pent-up frustration. Taking this example a step further transference may involve speaking or acting to one person as if they are a completely different person. This is known as transference. With David, the 12 year old boy currently in our care we mostly experienced these as 'yellow zone' moments (for those unfamiliar with the 'arousal zones' in therapeutic parenting in summary there are 3 zones: 'green zone' - the child is calm and thinking logically, 'yellow zone' - the … [Read more...]