Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 77–82 | Cite as

The future case: An alternative to single case study

  • Joseph E. Morris


Traditional single case studies have tended to focus on the individual's past and/or present with minimal reference to one's future. This allows for an incomplete assessment of the reality in which humans participate as organisms-in-process. The future case is advanced as a complement to traditional single case designs. Emphasis is upon imaginative and creative involvement with one's future in the clinical setting. The rationale and concrete outline for this future invention process reflect how individuals can move beyond restricting conditions to higher levels of emotional growth and satisfaction.


Public Health Clinical Setting Social Psychology Single Case Invention Process 
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© Human Sciences Press 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph E. Morris
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  1. 1.North Mississippi Medical Center Mental Health ComplexTupelo

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