WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF ANTI-EXPECTATION PSYCHOTHERAP TECHNIQUES?
Roger P. says, ” My interest in these techniques grew out of a number of encounters with resistant patients who stated that they were seeking change while at the same time they clung tenaciously to the symptoms and discomforts that brought them in. Such patients tended to externalize problems and emphasize that the world was beyond their control while demonstrating the ability to control the therapy situation by fending off therapist attempts at exploration, interpretation, or direction. These patients often took the role of the help rejecting complainer, first identified by Jerome Frank and later described by other clinicians. Thus,they continually attempted to pull advice from the therapist only to reject any suggestions that might be offered. They made their problems seem insoluble and appeared to take a special delight andpride in the insurmountability of their difficulties.
Perhaps the key to this type of patient’s control of…
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