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The Helping Relationship

Barrett-Lennard, G.T. (1985) The Helping Relationship. The Counseling Psychologist, 13 (2). pp. 279-294.

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Personal therapy, most often, starts as a response to experienced crisis. Crisis entails being -or acutely feeling- in the grasp of events running out of control. Not surprisingly, the potential is double edged: Destruction or damage may result or, following a period of agitation, growthful change happens. Presumably, being able to decipher the ingredient causes of a crisis greatly increases the chance of fruitful resolution. Such discrimination may be a quite critical step in being able to advance again...

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: SAGE
Copyright: © 1985 by Division of Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association
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