An Introduction to the Therapeutic Frame by Anne Gray

By Anne Gray

Designed for psychotherapists and counsellors in education, An creation to the healing body clarifies the concept that of the body - the way in which of operating set out within the first assembly among therapist and buyer. the writer, an skilled psychotherapist and instructor, makes use of vigorous and large case fabric to teach how the body can either comprise emotions and additional realizing in the healing courting. She takes the reader via every one level of healing paintings, from the 1st assembly to the ultimate touch, and appears at these features of administration that newbies usually locate tricky, corresponding to price cost, letters and mobilephone calls, supervision and assessment. Her sensible suggestion on easy methods to deal with those occasions might be beneficial to trainees, in addition to to these inquisitive about their education.

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By Anne Gray

Designed for psychotherapists and counsellors in education, An creation to the healing body clarifies the concept that of the body - the way in which of operating set out within the first assembly among therapist and buyer. the writer, an skilled psychotherapist and instructor, makes use of vigorous and large case fabric to teach how the body can either comprise emotions and additional realizing in the healing courting. She takes the reader via every one level of healing paintings, from the 1st assembly to the ultimate touch, and appears at these features of administration that newbies usually locate tricky, corresponding to price cost, letters and mobilephone calls, supervision and assessment. Her sensible suggestion on easy methods to deal with those occasions might be beneficial to trainees, in addition to to these inquisitive about their education.

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I was quite disconcerted and uncertain how to answer in a way that would be both kind and helpful. After a moment’s thought, I replied. ’ Jane smiled broadly. ‘That was a sort of test,’ she said still looking directly at me. I returned her gaze and said it was time for us to stop and that I looked forward to seeing her again in June. I thought about this last communication a great deal and when Jane returned in June she told me how important it was that I had not immediately agreed to her request.

They will also have theoretical knowledge and their own experience of therapy to draw on. Sometimes factual details of the client’s history may already be known – through referral letters or telephone calls. Those seeking help will only have their expectations and assumptions to guide them. Having decided to do something about their difficulties, either out of desperation or because someone else has suggested it, contact will be made with a therapist or with an organization. If this is the first time that professional help has been sought, all that individuals have to draw on is their own experience of life and the expectations of others this has given.

Two examples spring to mind: student and tutor, patient and doctor. The student who meets with a tutor will have expectations of that encounter, just as the patient will have expectations of the encounter with the doctor. In both cases the object (tutor or doctor) is seen to possess knowledge that the subject (student or patient) lacks. I am introducing the term ‘object’ because it is one that is commonly used in psychoanalytic literature, and although most of us think of objects as being things, inanimate things, the word object also refers to people.

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