Argumentative Essay On Therapy

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When I first seek out for therapy, it was interesting and scary. I made my first appointment and I was anxious and upset during my visit. I did a 20 minutes interview over the phone before my first initial office visit. My intake worker that assess my caseload allowed me to know her briefly, and let me know she would not be my therapist, but allowed me to accept the rules, polices, and therapist assigned to me. As the article stated, “explain what therapy is, how it works, and answer questions about what the client can expect from therapy in general and from therapy with you.” Today I was reading this article, and my best friend called telling me about her first day at therapy. Tina explained that the therapist did not listen to her…show more content…
Even if the client says something that is obviously distorted, do not attack or challenge their views, as you likely are pushing them to face something they are not ready to face, and telling them in effect that therapy is about being pushed to face unpleasant things.” I do not agree with this portion of the article. Pushing the client to deal with their problems is what therapy is about, but I say I will not argue or degrade the client. Challenging the clients to accept their demons, or trauma is what seeking help is about. Enabling the client to not focus on their past is coming their therapy session stuck. I understand to meet each client “where they at,’ but I have a hard time accepting that. I do agree with the article when stated, “Do not interpret the client 's words or actions to the client, or speculate on the dynamics underlying their personal functioning or the functioning of those around them.” The very difficult thing a person can do is assume what you are about to say or…show more content…
Working with a client to bring down their resistance is a great way to connect with the client, so if they put a wall back up, we should keep pushing the clients to work through their problems. If a therapist moves to fast yes, we should slow down, but as a therapist, we should continue to move forward. If a client asks me personal questions that are relevant to the topic, I do not see a reason why I cannot answer the questions. If we want our clients to open up to us we have to be able to share parts of our lives with them is need be. I agree with the therapist that cares little for the DSM lV. The DSM lV keeps individuals stuck in their own world. It gives those excuses and reasoning on why they act the way they act in society. Giving a person a diagnose from the DSM lV cause confusion and isolation between the client and the therapist. Looking though a book to diagnose a problem instead of understanding the situation can cause friction in the
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