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Clients Who Made Me Better: Early Lessons 2

It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value. — Hegel

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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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Clients Who Made Me Better: First Lessons

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

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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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Reliance on the Alliance, Part 2: Client Goals

The alliance is an all-encompassing framework for psychotherapy — it transcends any specific therapist behavior and is a property of all aspects of providing services.  It calls for your utmost...

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Reliance on the Alliance, Part 1

Listening creates a holy silence. When you listen generously to people, they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the first time. And when you listen deeply, you can know yourself in everyone.

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The Heroic Client

Until lions have their historians, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter. African Proverb

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