ArchiveOctober 2006

Check you have the right client

Check you have the right person before you begin your session. There is scope for confusion in busy clinics, but mistakes can occur even in otherwise empty waiting rooms.

Dibs In Search Of Self

A detailed, session-by-session account of a therapeutic intervention. Written by the therapist and detailing all the detours & blind alleys that never make it into textbook accounts of the therapeutic process.

Ensure that your client can say stop

Ensure that your client can tell you to stop or to go away. All but the most severely disabled clients should be able communicate these instructions and should be encouraged to do so.

BPS Research Digest 3rd anniversary

The authors of seven psychology blogs have each provided an article detailing a psychology journal article from the last three years, one which inspired them or changed the way they think.

Compensation cases and miraculous recoveries

Experience suggests that receiving compensation for physical or mental injury or distress is often followed by a significant improvement in the client's symptoms. Many therapists decline to take on clients with ongoing compensation cases and some question the honesty of clients who make such recoveries.

Leave deduction to Sherlock Holmes

Deductions impress clients, but incorrect deductions can be disastrous. Deductive reasoning has its place in therapy, but only as a means of generating hypotheses on which you can work with clients.

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