In This video Two Psychotherapists talk about what to look for when you first see a client for a Psycotherapy or Counselling session. Both the therapists have a vast experience of clinical work in running groups and seeing clients on a individual basis.
Bob Cooke is a Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist of nearly 30 yrs of Clinical work, and Rory-Lee-Oakes works and trains people to be Counsellors.
It is for most begining Therapists a anxious time when starting out on their clinical journey, and it is vital they become well versed in how to assess peoples mental health and challenges.
Early Therapists need to be able to assess a persons Adult functioning and Pathology.
They need to know who they would not work with and why!! They need to need to know when to refer on and why! These are essential skills to learn and become necessary in the service of Protection to therapist and clients alike.
The assessment process is made up of enquiry and questions that will “tease” out a persons Psychological perona and Personality issues.
This will give impotant information when working with the client in the therapy journey and more specifically the pitfalls to be wary of in the therapy.