Sometimes a therapist will consult with me, looking for the easy answer to what's going on with a patient and where to go with it next.
I want to say, What's the rush, it took a long time for whatever this is to evolve, what's the hurry to fix it boom, boom, boom. Get to know your client, enjoy the relationship.
But what I end up saying is that it's the patient who will tell the therapist where to go next and what strategies are going to work.
So the rest of the story is here. I wrote it on 10-31-06.
It's a interactional kind of therapy.