YOu need to trust that the client will open up when he/she is ready to trust...whatever the time frame. Two years is not that long to be in therapy. Think how long she/he has stuffed/numbed her feelings? The client will most likely open-up in a sort-of round about way. They may need to establish a rapport...get to know you better. Self-disclosure may help, but not necessarily. She may be testing you, as well. From her perspective, others may have given up on her...maybe she is waiting for you to call it quits. You MUST believe that she will trust you in her time, and discuss with you that which she cannot even verbalize. Your constancy and support will help you earn her trust.
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