Yes! This is exactly the result of "cutting off the client's legs to fit the bed". It is oftern, I'm afaid, that this emotional evocation is done -- it provide dramatic feed back that the therapist and in that make the thapist feel good that they help. But saddly, it is help in the context of a theory they hold and have been trained repeatedly to adhere to. A huge possibility lies in two other areas: 1) such evocation is not necessary for a therapist who can detect less cues of success in a client than those of thunderous tears or anger; and, 2) many or most problems are solvable completely to the satisfaction of the client without catharsis or abreaction.
Thanks for making the points so clear from your personal experience.
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