The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99502   Message #1984985
Posted By: Amos
03-Mar-07 - 11:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: psychotherapy/counselling
Subject: RE: BS: psychotherapy/counselling
Actually, ALec, I don't believe this is a core precept in all kinds of counseling -- only the good ones. It stems from a deep understanding of the value of restoring complete sovereignty to the individual's own being. It is much easier of course, to slip in a few "better ideas" so the individual getspropped up, but it is a long-term disservice, since telling him or her what to think is exactly what the world has done since year 1. This insight is amjor fundamental, for example, in ROgerian therapies -- client-centered and cognitive.

THere are some fields of couseling -- marriage counseling comes to mind, where the practitioner feels more at liberty to prescribe. I have no experience or statistics with how effective this may be, but I can't say I have heard of smashing results from them.