The Emerging Self in Psychotherapy with Adults

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This Ebook focuses theoretically, empirically and practically on a concept of the self that includes neurobiological, psychological and social dimensions in psychotherapy with adults. The theoretical ...
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Chapter 05 - The Professional Self

Pp. 79-99 (21)

Richard A. Mackey

Abstract

The role of a psychotherapist is operationally defined by the techniques and skills that are employed in working with troubled individuals. Using a single subject design, this chapter focuses on my work with one client by presenting two transcripts of interviews one year apart. This individual suffered from a chronic sense of depletion in herself that resulted in feelings of depression and inadequacy. The empathically informed relationship along with psychotherapeutic skills of support, confrontation and psychoeducation are explored.

Affiliation:

Boston College USA.