Psychodynamic Approach Eclectic Approach Partnership between Psycotherapist and Patient

Many therapists emphasize one specific approach to therapy (i.e. a psychodynamic approach emphasizes the past, a cognitive therapist looks at your thinking patterns, behavioral therapists look at specific behaviors, etc.). Different therapists, therefore, may view various problems as stemming from different sources such as a difficult childhood, incompetent parenting, faulty thinking patterns, peer pressure, or cultural dynamics.

Rose Schnabel prefers an eclectic approach designed to meet the needs of each specific client and problem within a goal oriented short-term therapy process. Taking each client’s unique history and personality into consideration, an eclectic approach may involve the use of several theories and techniques to approach a particular problem from the perspective that appears most accurate and beneficial to the client.

In some cases, Rose Schnabel together with the client may agree to look at history also. By looking at the past an individual may become more aware of his/her own background and history and the role his/her past may have played in the development or maintenance of current issues. Lessons from the past are sometimes useful to make present decisions and planning for the future.

In other cases, Rose Schnabel may view the history or specific cause of a particular problem as no longer relevant to the search for current solutions. In all cases, Rose views problem analysis and the search for answers to be a collaboration between herself and the client.

Rose Schnabel frequently asks clients to complete homework assignments between sessions. These assignments may include some reading or keeping a journal to increase awareness of relevant thoughts and behavior. The assignments are designed to increase the client’s awareness and understanding of self, others, or specific situations in order to reach a more comprehensive resolution in the context of brief, time limited therapy.

With an effective partnership between therapist and client, psychotherapy is usually successful in helping individuals resolve problems and get more out of life. Psychotherapy typically ranges from just a few weeks up to about a year. The number of sessions required for the resolution of a given issue may vary according to many factors, but it is Rose Schnabel’s goal to help her clients obtain the positive results they seek as quickly as possible. To further this end, other members of the family and significant others may be asked to join in the therapeutic process.


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