WHAT IS THE TECHNIQUE OF THERAPEUTIC CONTRACTS IN MENTAL HEALTH?

SENIOR ACCREDITED PSYCHOTHERAPIST-Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

The patient is allowed to develop his style freely, be it storytelling, demanding, pleading, planning, inquiring,ventilating, explaining or complaining, as long as the relationship gains momentum. His responses to suggestions indicate if he wants an active therapist. Will     he feel unique, understand himself in biographical terms, display feelings, or adopt a detached scientific stance? Descriptive style and transactions with the interviewer reveal preferences in problem solving. These insights are applied to strengthen the budding therapeutic alliance. The initial interview style is then approximated successively to the most desirable one by first exploring, later challenging, counterproductive beliefs and unrealistic priorities.To       a client complaining of severe shyness, ambiguous social cues — such   as someone not paying  attention — are presented as allowing a variety of interpretations. The inattentive person might be, for example, preoccupied with something else, not necessarily rejecting. The client’s tendency to always expect rejection has perhaps evolved as a…

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