Sunday, October 29, 2006

Therapy: My way or yours?

Therapists and schools of therapy differ in the degree to which they tend to push the client toward a preconceived goal. Clients differ in the degree to which they rebel against, or go along with, pushy therapists. Getting a productive match between the therapist's degree of directiveness and the client's resistiveness is a delicate dance. A fairly comprehensive and thoughtful review of research on this issue from the counselor's perspective is available free on the net from the UK journal Drug and Alcohol Findings, here. Thanks, Don Phillips, for the direction.

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