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Clinical and Counselling

  • Rob Allen
  • Nina Krebs

Abstract

Psychotherapy involves far more than fixing what is wrong in a person’s life. Whether in analytically oriented personal psychotherapy or in drug and alcohol counselling, a shift to personal responsibility creates the possibility for significant change. The client finds some­thing of value in her or his life, something bigger than the self, which warrants the work and sacrifice required for gaining higher ground. The Dramatic Psychological Storytelling (DPS) model is about ‘detecting’ that Meaning, as Victor Frankl2 stated. From Freud’s earliest efforts and use of the word psyche/soul, at least one stream of the Clinical and Counselling world has centered on a search for Meaning. The introduc­tion of Frankl’s logotherapy in the 1950’s, along with the work of Rollo May3 and others brought that focus forward.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Observational Learning Alcoholic Anonymous Dysfunctional Belief Narrative Therapy 
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  • Nina Krebs

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