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Re: Questions... danish

Posted by Dinah on October 15, 2005, at 8:04:07

In reply to Questions..., posted by danish on October 15, 2005, at 7:53:35

I wish I could say I asked the right questions. I at least remembered to ask therapeutic orientation at the last one.

I know I asked views about long term supportive therapy, and not pushing for change, because I'm not looking for short term CBT and don't want to fool anyone that I am. And I respond very badly for overt pushing for change, although I can be influenced over time.

I guess I spend more time judging the "feel" of the conversation. How much does this person disapprove of me? Do they seem to feel negatively about me? Are they being warm and receptive? Are they understanding what I'm saying, and responding with intuitively correct replies? Or are they missing the mark more often than not - and worse still, not recognizing it when it is pointed out.

It's not a very scientific or logical way of assessing a therapist, I fear.

I think you ask the questions that are important to you, realizing that it may put many therapists on their guard at first meeting. I've decided to wait before disclosing anything that tends to trigger therapists. Asking about touch might tend to be a therapist trigger. Asking about methods wouldn't be. Asking about their professional background, qualifications, and areas of expertise shouldn't be.

 

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