Archive | August, 2012

Slips of the Tongue

While the exchange between the client and therapist occurs through verbal and nonverbal communications, it is fundamentally a relationship conducted through words. It is still “the talking cure” (Freud, 1910, p. 13), though I don’t think so much about “cure” as I do about “change” or “development.” [Interestingly, it was Freud’s patient who coined the […]

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In Pursuit of Surprise

Often clients come to a session with something to talk about, some idea or topic to discuss. And, of course, that is fine, though not a requirement. Sometimes clients begin a session by saying “I don’t know where to begin” or “I don’t know what to talk about.” And that’s fine too. In fact, at […]

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