The chapters in this volume underline the fact that healthy changes in personality and behavior are as yet highly unpredictable events. This point holds true in every consulting room and with every type of client. The effect of this truth is both discouraging and challenging. Yes, we do need to be realistic about the limits of our existing therapeutic powers and insights. And yes, we do need to be realistic about unknown opportunities for new therapeutic and theoretical advances.
KeywordsFerence Phenomenon Confirmation Bias Unpredictable Event Theoretical Advance External Contingency
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