Subsequent sessions

  • Judith Milner
  • Patrick O’Byrne
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Abstract

Because we have no fixed notion of what people should be like when they are better and, therefore, make no estimates about the number of sessions it might take before they reach their goals, each session is potentially the last session. The format of looking for exceptions/unique outcomes and progress, exploring possible solutions, summarising and negotiating homework is essentially the same in each session. The main thing that is different in subsequent sessions is that the problem is not necessarily revisited; it being more important to get into exception-finding to underline progress. We do this by asking an opening question that presumes there will have been positive change; usually a version of ‘what’s better?’.

Keywords

Welding Smoke Editing Heroin Harness 

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© Judith Milner and Patrick O’Byrne 2002

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  • Judith Milner
  • Patrick O’Byrne

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