Topic: counseling skills
There are just too many different forms of manipulation for any of us to be uniformly good at identifying them on the fly.
…we should be looking at modifying our historical approach to the addicted cannabis client, away from emphasis on legal consequences and mandated compliance, and towards a more patient-centered model.
If you’re not careful, the whole thing turns into an endless game of cat-and-mouse, that leads nowhere.
Like a stroke patient who suddenly finds himself needing to relearn basic skills that were once automatic, it may require a level of personal commitment unseen for many years.
The practitioner’s job is to tease apart the clinical picture to identify likely contributors to focus on in treatment.
Try thinking of recovery as a learning process based in experience rather than the acquisition of information.
…progress is the measuring stick. You want your patient to know the joy of a structured, purposeful life.