The Non-Working Patient in Therapy: A Confrontational Approach

  • Ilse V. Colett


The theme of this workshop is that the non-working patient must be returned to work. I believe that to conduct successful psychotherapy with such patients, we must confront them with the idea that their not working is unacceptable — to a large sector of their community and especially to us as members of the community. As therapists we must reject a role as participants in the welfare system.


Mental Health Welfare System Sustained Effort Welfare Patient Sheltered Workshop 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ilse V. Colett
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    • 2
  1. 1.FresnoUSA
  2. 2.University of California Medical SchoolSan FranciscoUSA

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