Authors: Roslyn Snyder, WISDOM in Your Life, WA
Event: 2000 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Therapy, suicide, anger, alcohol and drugs, grief and loss, book of proceedings
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: This paper presents a brief overview of a client centred model of psychotherapy derived from the book "Journey to the centre of your life – the map" (Snyder, 1999). A review by Professor Michael Clinton, (2000) describes the book as "the nearest thing available to a handbook for life". In this paper how the model was derived, who is using it and a brief overview of the model is described. The model is a simple metaphorical representation of complex psychological processes that most people can easily understand and gives therapists a way of explaining the therapy. Therapy is based on where a client says they are rather than the behaviours they exhibit. Further evaluation is required and welcomed.
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