Connecting with the Shut-down Client

Rheem, Kathryn
May 2012
Psychotherapy Networker Magazine;May/Jun2012, p34
The article offers the author's insights regarding a therapist who is connecting with an emotionally closed-off person or emotionally shutdown client. The author explores the feelings of Army officer Josh who use a radio chatter to communicate with his just retired Army wife Jennifer. She relates that her work as a therapist who practices Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) that the foundation of all interventions is emphatic responsiveness. She also highlights the essence of being adaptive.


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