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Enactments

One of the important mechanisms for change in therapy is the therapeutic relationship between a therapist and client, which provides an important healing context. In all forms of psychotherapy, the relationship between the therapist and client is crucial to the change process because at its best it provides a secure, supportive, and trustworthy relationship. Although the therapeutic alliance remains an important part of relational therapies, working with more than one client in the room means that there are additional relationships to engage in order to bring about both relational and individual change. One way to engage those additional relationships is through an enactment. In their most basic form, enactments are opportunities for clients to interact directly with one another during the therapeutic process and recreate ...

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