There is no, single, agreed approach to how a therapist establishes his or herÂ treatment schedule. What follows, therefore, is by way of recommendation,Â based upon clinical experience. Given the importance placed upon theÂ Consultation by the National College, this aspect of our work is reconsidered atÂ some length but non-dogmatically. In the following posts aÂ technique is described whereby the source of a presenting problem located inÂ the past may be determined via the Ideo-motor Signalling Technique.
THE INITIAL INTERVIEW
(The Consultation and Creation of the Therapeutic Alliance)Â The number of interviews that are conducted in one year by specialists in theirÂ various fields has been estimated as running into hundreds of millions if not billionsÂ (Matarazzo 1965). What would be a reasonable estimate many years subsequentÂ to that date? Such staggering figures indicate the importance attached to theÂ interview.
Over the following three posts I will give three examples of the psychotherapeutic interview and theÂ personality theories associated with them.