First Impressions: Getting off to the right start is crucial in therapy

Short, Dan
January 2011
Psychotherapy Networker Magazine;Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p15
The article offers the author's views on how therapist can develop good relational fit with patients. He mentions the importance of good first impressions as it give patients the insight on benefits they received and whether to return. He adds that therapist should adapt with patients' interpersonal needs such as by giving them realistic thoughts. He says that some patients cannot express emotions at first session and thus therapist should observe them to adjust his therapeutic exploration.


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