Drawing the Lines Between Psychotherapists and The People They Help – Emotional Pro

September 14th, 2006

9/14/2006 Thursday 9am to 10am Pacific Time
Ofer Zur, psychotherapist, talks about setting and maintaining boundaries between psychotherapists and their clients. Can they play basketball? Go to the same parties? Barter? Why? Or why not? What boundary-setting by therapists has to do with mental health is an important discussion by this practitioner whose opinions and approach may surprise you!
Segment 1: What Is Mental Health?
Listen to Dr. Zur’s all-encompassing definition of “mental health,” including “always striving for better harmony and a better sense of balance” in life. If you’re looking for a psychotherapist, he also gives a list of things to look for in your quest. What’s the most important ingredient between therapists and the people they’re hired to help? Zur knows!
Segment 2: How Necessary Are Boundaries in Psychotherapy, and Why?
The best therapist is a “human being.” Dr. Zur tells a most poignant story to illustrate how situational and cultural factors influence the boundary a psychotherapist may choose to set. He also sets us all clear on whether certain behaviors between clients and their therapists are illegal, non-ethical, or merely “frowned upon.”
Segment 3: Is There an “Ideal” Psychotherapy Situation?
How do you tell whether you have a good psychotherapy experience? It hinges on whether the therapist helps the person do what s/he has paid to accomplish. Find out the answer to the question “when is it okay for both you and your client to be naked in the same place”! What makes for successful therapy? Zur tells!

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