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Unread December 23rd, 2004, 04:01 AM
Joop Meijers Joop Meijers is offline
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Default Re: dealing with "internalizing" in children

According to Bordin's by now classic and generally adopted conditions for a working alliance between therapist and client there are three necessary components:
1. strong bond between client and therapist
2. agreed upon goals
3. agreed upon tasks

Since none of the conditions seems to exist I wonder if the child ought to be your client or the adult that apparently referred the child to you.
Very often ( and research supports this) it is better, more effective to work with the parents or caregivers of the child then with the child itself.
So maybe also in this case it may be worthwhile to reconsider wether to work with the child or the adult.
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dr. Joop Meijers
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