Friday, August 14, 2015
"Caring" in the Therapeutic Relationship.
"This is simple." Caring is at the core of what HelpPRO does. It is who HelpPRO is. We all care.
But, as and for therapists, caring can be quite complicated. Sometimes we go too far in caring for our clients. Limiting how much time and energy we devote to clients is more challenging the more we care.
A big part of "caring" is setting limits, defining boundaries, expecting change (or effort at change) and sometimes confronting clients.
Not so simple.
Therapists need to establish a strong, compassionate and trusting relationship, so, when we say "no", challenge or confront, our clients have no doubt it comes out of real caring.
Bill Blout founded HelpPRO over 20 years ago to help people find help. Bill and HelpPRO continue to be passionate and dedicated to this mission to help people. Please Email Bill your comments.