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Re: Lott: How informed should the client be? gardenergirl

Posted by Daisym on August 5, 2005, at 16:58:02

In reply to Re: Lott: How informed should the client be? All Done, posted by gardenergirl on August 5, 2005, at 15:33:53

I think we've had a thread here about the usefulness of catharsis and how most people think if they could just admit or discover this ONE thing - they would feel better. Miraculously better. I've referred to it as the "after-school special syndrome" because on those movies everything gets tied up neatly in two hours.

I think that the basic stuff should be written out on a take home sheet - like emergency call numbers and payment stuff. And I think there should be an overall discussion about what therapy might feel like and what typically happens with that particular therapist. If both parties know it is a time limited undertaking, that should be discussed too.

And all that said, I know that clients don't divulge for awhile what they might be really struggling with, so the unknowns go both ways.

 

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