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By Charles Silverstein

This ebook offers accomplished assurance of the preliminary interview with a homosexual male patron. It first offers a transcript of the whole interview. It then covers in-depth a suite of common topics, and at last comprises observation on and research of the interview from various the main known theoretical perspectives.

It is designed to educate the principles of accomplishing an preliminary interview and therapists in education, in addition to skilled psychological medical experts will locate it invaluable.

--Winner of the celebrated e-book Award, APA 2011--

  • Editor is Chairman of the Board of administrators of the Institute for Human Identity
  • Presents a practical version of interviewing, and cautions the therapist in education to not clutch for the unreachable; perfection
  • Every bankruptcy within the booklet discusses the insights and error through the psychologist engaging in the interview
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I think it wise to caution therapists-in-training about this hazard that would have long-term consequences on their careers. Both supervision and personal therapy for the practitioner who falls prey to this gremlin are mandatory. We should talk a bit more about a therapist’s sexual or romantic attraction to a client, because the erotic twitch felt by a therapist carries meaning far beyond those of lust. Elise (1991) has written perhaps the best paper on the experience and implications of erotic counter-transference.

56:00) T149: Hum? P149: What do you prefer? T150: Charles. P150: Can I get my calendar? ) Tuesdays, right? M. Here’s my card. P151: That should be fine, then. T152: I’ll check with—do you know what the co-pay is? P152: The thing is, I was told through this agency, whatever, employee assistance program that my first eight sessions are entirely covered. And then after that is when my co-pay . .. (57:03) T153: (Interrupting) This would be an EAP. P153: Right. T154: OK. Let me check with them and I’ll find out.

While we will discuss these written documents later in more detail, by reading whatever information is available, the interviewer may have a reaction to the patient’s name, gender, age, sexual orientation, and many other factors that can influence the course of the interview. The Greeting A client arriving for her or his first session is usually anxious, and the greeting counselor can alleviate this discomfort with a warm welcome in the waiting room. A simple smile goes a long way toward communicating the office as a comforting environment.

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