Month One is used both as an extended trial period and as an orientation to the therapy. The therapist and the client can take the time to decide if this program of therapy is best fitted for them. The therapist should introduce each new client to the first four sessions by saying something such as: “Let’s use the first four sessions to do two things. First, I can learn more about you and your problems and what you want from therapy and, second, you can learn more about the kind of therapy I do here and decide if it’s really right for you. Let’s consider these first four sessions as an introduction to the therapy and also as a trial period in which we can both make a decision at the end of the fourth session about whether to continue.”


Life Satisfaction Intake Interview Behavioral Contracting Future Session Functional Therapy 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Hart
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  1. 1.California Polytechnic UniversityPomonaUSA
  2. 2.California and Hart and AssociatesLos AngelesUSA

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