Opening Gambits: The First Session of Psychotherapy

Human Science

Peter S. Armstrong

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 235 pages

File size: 1.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This books offers guidelines to enhance the clinician’s ability to conduct an effective first session. Armstrong identifies eight essential tasks of the first session, (including, for example, an atmosphere of safety, patient assessment, the contract, and transition), and demonstrates the steps he takes to accomplish them.