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TALKING THE WALK AND WALKING THE TALK (PART 1)

Talk therapy is talk. When people complain it’s “just” talk, they mean if therapy doesn’t lead to some kind of change then therapy is useless. It might feel good and it might be “interesting,” but if the person doesn’t create or experience any change then how was therapy effective? So how does “talking the talk” become “walking the walk”? The central features of good talk is that it’s focused on two goals: firstly, it creates a functional, connected relationship, and secondly, it moves towards gradually resolving the client’s problems. In this post I’ll address the issue of problem-solving; in my next post I’ll address the relationship issues. There’s a common saying that once you unde

 

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