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

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Richard A. Mackey


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.


Boston College USA.