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TALKING THE WALK AND WALKING THE TALK (PART 2)

In my last post I discussed the idea that a good therapist has two jobs: first, to create a functional, connected relationship, and second, to gradually address and resolve the client’s problems. In this post I’ll attempt to identify some of the relationship skills that a therapist uses to builds and maintains an effective therapeutic relationship. To be clear, this is an enormous issue - a gazillion books are written on the subject. The following ideas are clearly subjective and personal - different therapists work in different ways, and what I’ll describe here emerges from my own ways of working. , the founder of client-centered therapy, proposed that three core conditions were needed for

 

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