Read the article here for more detailed info, but here's the list of 10 things.
1. Is not friendship.
2. Is evidence-based.
3. Affirms the client's basic human dignity and worth.
4. Encourages and models accurate, honest, and timely feedback and communication.
5. Equals a good therapeutic alliance.
6. Encourages the client's independence and competence.
7. Considers the client's history and biography.
8. Takes into account the client's subjective experience and inner world.
9. Happens when the client does the work.
10. Offers support, facilitates learning, and requires action.
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Dr. Galana Chookolingo is a licensed psychologist, specializing in trauma treatment, substance misuse, and working with college students and veterans. While these articles may not have been written by Dr. G, the sentiments are appreciated.