Answering Questions Patients Ask about Therapy pdf free download. Most patients harbor misconceptions about psychotherapy and its allied fields as well as about
themselves. These are the products of ignorance, fear, superstition, or lack of proper information. The responsibility of the therapist here is to supply the patient with facts (psychoeducational). Although the patient may not believe or be willing to accept such facts at first, offering these facts gives the patient an opportunity to alter misconceptions.
It is often advisable to probe for the reasons behind certain questions before answering them. For instance, if the patient asks, “Do you think psychotherapy could help me?” various responses are possible:
1. Th. You seem to have doubts about this.
2. Th. I wonder why you ask that question?
3. Th. Do you think psychotherapy can help you?
Answering Questions Patients Ask about Therapy pdf free download
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