Learning and Growing from Unpredictable Encounters

  • Antoine Douaihy
  • H. Patrick Driscoll


This chapter blends together the power of humanistic framework for evidence-based approaches illustrated through clinical stories. These vignettes illustrate the change process and the impact of dealing with uncertainty about a “good outcome” in clinical encounters that practitioners struggle with. This chapter offers ideas and practices on how to stay connected with a perspective of “playing my part” to prevent burnout and keep the focus on growing with both the science and humanistic elements of the therapeutic work.


Beginner’s mind Therapist empathy Engagement Humanistic Evidence-based 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antoine Douaihy
    • 1
  • H. Patrick Driscoll
    • 1
  1. 1.Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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