CASE STUDIES; Manners Matter: Respecting the Etiquette of Effective Psychotherapy
Buccino, Daniel L., Family Therapy Networker
Whenever I talk about my belief in the link between etiquette and successful psychotherapy, people exclaim "Manners?! You mean how to set the table?" In fact, manners are a vastly underutilized resource in helping people manage the deep currents of stress and anxiety that bring them to therapists' offices. Rather than an archaic, artificial code of conduct, manners are the means generations of people have used to establish their social relationships, long before the invention of psychotherapy. The following case demonstrates how my attention to my own therapeutic manners and my patient's concern about a serious breach of etiquette in her family led to a …
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Publication information: Article title: CASE STUDIES; Manners Matter: Respecting the Etiquette of Effective Psychotherapy. Contributors: Buccino, Daniel L. - Author. Magazine title: Family Therapy Networker. Volume: 21. Issue: 4 Publication date: July/August 1997. Page number: Not available. © Psychotherapy Networker, Inc. Nov/Dec 1996. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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