top of page
  • Writer's pictureDeric Hollings

Psychotherapeutic Roles

 

When practicing Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), I find it useful to clearly define the roles of psychotherapy. According to page 42 of The REBT Therapist’s Pocket Companion, it’s also important to encourage clients to implement their role in the clinical relationship.

 

For instance, suppose I’m seeing client X in regards to a relational matter. I’d inform her that my role is to use psychoeducation as a means of teaching REBT, negotiate homework to ensure that client X practices techniques, and I’d tell her that I serve as an agent of answerability so that she can get better rather than merely feel better.

 

In turn, client X’s role relates to understanding, belief, and practice. Once she comprehends the REBT model, and regards it as something that can actually help her get better, client X can then routinely use learned techniques in- and outside of session.

 

Page 43 of The REBT Therapist’s Pocket Companion also reminds REBT practitioners to encourage active participation in the REBT process. If client X doesn’t assume personal responsibility and accountability for her actions, or lack thereof, the relational matter for which she’s seeking help likely won’t improve.

 

Moreover, client X will possibly disturb herself over the matter altogether. Not only will she not feel better, she probably won’t get better. Clearly defining psychotherapeutic roles is important, because it sets the tone of the therapeutic alliance and affords each person the ability to consent to the process of getting better.

 

If you’re looking for a provider who works to help you understand how thinking impacts physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral elements of your life—helping you to sharpen your critical thinking skills, I invite you to reach out today by using the contact widget on my website.

 

As a psychotherapist, I’m pleased to help people with an assortment of issues ranging from anger (hostility, rage, and aggression) to relational issues, adjustment matters, trauma experience, justice involvement, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and depression, and other mood or personality-related matters.

 

At Hollings Therapy, LLC, serving all of Texas, I aim to treat clients with dignity and respect while offering a multi-lensed approach to the practice of psychotherapy and life coaching. My mission includes: Prioritizing the cognitive and emotive needs of clients, an overall reduction in client suffering, and supporting sustainable growth for the clients I serve. Rather than simply helping you to feel better, I want to help you get better!

 

 

Deric Hollings, LPC, LCSW

 

 

References:

 

Dryden, W. and Neenan, M. (2003). The REBT Therapist’s Pocket Companion. Albert Ellis Institute. ISBN 0-917476-26-3. Library of Congress Control Number: 20031044378

Hollings, D. (2022, March 15). Disclaimer. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/disclaimer

Hollings, D. (2023, September 8). Fair use. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/fair-use

Hollings, D. (2023, October 12). Get better. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/get-better

Hollings, D. (n.d.). Hollings Therapy, LLC [Official website]. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/

Hollings, D. (2023, September 19). Life coaching. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/life-coaching

Hollings, D. (2022, November 7). Personal ownership. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/personal-ownership

Hollings, D. (2023, March 20). Practice. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/practice

Hollings, D. (2024, January 1). Psychoeducation. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/psychoeducation

Hollings, D. (2022, March 25). Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT). Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/rational-emotive-behavior-therapy-rebt

Hollings, D. (2022, November 1). Self-disturbance. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/self-disturbance

Hollings, D. (2024, January 11). Therapeutic alliance. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/therapeutic-alliance

Hollings, D. 2024, January 16). Understanding, belief, and practice. Hollings Therapy, LLC. Retrieved from https://www.hollingstherapy.com/post/understanding-belief-and-practice

Recent Posts

See All

Comentarios


bottom of page