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Most clients have abnormal daily routines

We base our assumptions about normality on our own experience and risk mistaking the norms of our immediate social circle (or movies and TV) for demographic reality. I was asked to help stroke ward staff manage a patient who took his bed very early in the evening and...

Be on time for your clients

Be on time for your appointments & consultations. Punctuality conveys professionalism, respect and allows you to address & manage possible resistance on the part of the client. There’s a Catch–22 type joke (at least, I thought it was a joke) about clients’...

The Golden Rule is universal

Treat others as you’d like to be treated is a universal principle. Therapists who avoid working with other faiths and cultures can be assured that there is common ground to work from. Working with people with different beliefs can be challenging, especially for...

Demon Haunted World

An accessible argument in favour of the scientific method. The book provides tools for discriminating science from pseudoscience and knowledge from speculation. The late Carl Sagan was a strong proponent of science and the scientific method. The Demon Haunted World...

Practicing Therapy

A collection of exercises for developing therapists. The insights to be derived from this book should improve the practice of any therapist. Somewhere there’s a book that all the experienced therapists know about and it’s not about how to do therapy, it’s about...