The Processes and Patterns of Psychotherapy
We have been stressing that the nature of the processes and patterns of psychotherapy is determined by who the participants are as well as by what their purposes are in participating in that activity. We readily assume that both the therapist and the client bring their knowledge and experience about living to the therapeutic relationship. We also accept that both (and everyone else) live in multiple realities that they translate into more and less effective ways of negotiating the events in their lives. What we also need to know is the nature of the special characteristics of therapeutic patterns and processes and how they relate to our more general patterns of human interaction. Those topics are the focus of the present chapter.
KeywordsTherapeutic Relationship Black Female Multiple Reality External Reality Implicit Bias
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