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Clients Who Made Me Better: First Lessons 3

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. — C.S. Lewis

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3 Ways to Build Leadership Credibility

Are you running at the “speed of trust"? This concept, developed by management guru Stephen Covey, holds that the faster, and more effectively, you build trust, the better your results will be in...

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Clients Who Made Me Better: First Lessons 2

At bottom every man [sic] knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he...

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5 Challenges Therapists Face

No one enters the mental health field expecting it to be easy. It is often difficult work, and just as often, tremendously rewarding. Being aware of the most significant challenges can help you take...

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Clients Who Made Me Better: First Lessons

It’s never too late to be who you might have been.

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How to Improve as a Therapist

As mental health and substance abuse professionals, we concentrate intensely on client outcomes. Are they deriving benefit from the therapeutic relationship? Are they progressing towards goals? As we...

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Reliance on the Alliance, Part 4: The Client’s Theory of Change

Ideally, therapists should select for each patient the therapy that accords, or can be brought to accord, with the patient’s personal characteristics and view of the problem.

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Reliance on the Alliance, Part 3: The Tasks of Therapy

The alliance is the central filter of all your words and actions: Is what I am saying and doing now building or risking the alliance? Bordin (1979) classically defined the alliance with three...

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