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.