I am currently in an 8 week psych rotation for lecture/clinicals. A very good friend of mine is with me in clinicals, and is having a difficult time with psych. She was raped twice and sexually molested once (all as a young teenager). She never told anyone except for her husband and myself. She is a straight A student and has always done well in clinicals. Well, in psych we have been seeing a lot of sexually abused or raped patients who are having major issues later in life. This is stirring all those emotions and experiences from her previous trauma up and she is not doing well in clinical at all. In fact, I think she will have to be placed on clinical probation. She realized that if she didn't ask for help that she was going to flunk clinical and be kicked out of school so she told the student health nurse who has her going to counseling. Employee assistance program. The instructors don't know her situation of course because that may cause them to to be unfair to the other students. So, she will be assigned to any patient regaurdless of their background. As a nurse, she won't be able to pick and choose her patients. long term psych is comming up soon where she will likely be assigned to the perpetrators (sp?) of these crimes. Does anyone have any advice or tricks to get through this that I could help her with?