Some people like to play a game that constructs a sequence of chemical elements where each element in the sequence begins with the last letter of its predecessor. For example,….
What do your reactions suggest to you about your role and the therapy process?
We invite you to think about how you might feel and react upon meeting a client in another setting. What do your reactions suggest to you about your role and the therapy process? You might also put yourself in the role of the client and think how it would feel to see your therapist in a public situation. Are there any settings where it would be more or less difficult to encounter clients? What are those situations, and what do the possible difficulties tell you about yourself or your role? While no professional can guarantee they will not run into a client in a setting outside of therapy (and in some rural communities, it is likely you will), what steps can you take to minimize the likelihood of occurrence and how can you act pre-emptively by discussing the possibility with your clients?