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Unformatted text preview: mutual support to each other (e.g., “Alcoholics Anonymous”) Evaluating a Therapist: Danger Signals • Therapist makes sexual advances • Therapist makes repeated verbal threats or is physically aggressive • Therapist is excessively hostile, controlling, blaming, or belittling Evaluating a Therapist: More Danger Signals • Therapist talks repeatedly about his/her own problems • Therapist encourages prolonged dependence on him/her • Therapist demands absolute trust or tells client not to discuss therapy with anyone else Evaluating a Therapist: Questions to be Answered During the Initial Meeting • Will the information I reveal in therapy remain confidential? • What risks do I face if I begin therapy? • How long do you expect treatment to last? • What form of treatment do you expect to use? • Are there alternatives to therapy that might help as much or more?...
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- Spring '10
- Psychology, community mental health, danger signals, Community Mental Health Centers, Therapist demands, highly trained person