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Tasks
Tasks

The fourth component in my reconceptualisation of Bordin's (1979) working alliance model is tasks – activities carried out by you and your clients which are goal-directed in nature. The other books in this series present specific approaches to counselling where a predominant feature of each approach is its specification of the tasks that both counsellor and client are required to carry out in the service of meeting the latter's goals. Such tasks may be broad in nature (for example, to engage in the task of self-exploration in person-centred counselling) or more specific (to engage in Socratic dialogue in cognitive therapy).

However, when an alliance perspective on tasks is taken, the slant is different from one which emphasises the content of such tasks, and several questions ...

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