I really enjoyed this article. I agree with every point of the article. It made me see things differently. It helped me understand the importance of a therapist role. Trying to help an individual is not an easy task, specially when you do not know the amount of psychological problem this person may have. This is why i feel that every therapist should keep in mind and put in practice all the points clearly explained in the article.
"The Art of the First Session: Getting it Right From the Start" I consider it a very interesting article and easy to digest. I agree with the various issues that have been subdivided since that first session covers essential aspects. Starting to get on the same page as the client, so getting your emotional side to surface and so to continue with subsequent steps. This probably will make the customer leaves, but cured of evil that came to such therapy at least feel relieved to stablish the difference between input-output.
The part does not agree is because if "brief therapy" in some cases according to statistics extend to eight Sessions. I think because it would become a therapy with a higher dimension.
It's very interesting to know that"we" are realizing that situational stress plays a major role in how we as people respond and act.
What a timely article for me. After recently seeing several new clients who haven't rescheduled, I have been thinking that maybe I have been offering too much information in that first session ... you have me thinking that perhaps I haven't been focusing on what I know best, What's in the Room, emotional process in the Now. Thanks, Robert - very helpful.