Specific Situations in the Process of Therapy

Specific Situations in the Process of Therapy

Specific situations in the process of therapy


This chapter describes specific situations that may arise in the therapeutic process. These situations include discussion of interpersonal patterns as they are present in the relationship with the therapist, intense emotions present in the session, silence in therapy, crying in therapy, anger expressed towards the therapist, the presence of hallucinations, delusions and dissociations, etc. Research-informed responses to these situations will be discussed.

There is a number of situations that ocurr in therapeutic process that the therapist has to respond to immediately (Stiles et al., 1998). We will now look at some of them and examine how the therapist can respond.

Working with Interpersonal Issues in the Psychotherapeutic Process

Psychodynamic approaches, in particular, look at problematic ...

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