Clients' and therapist's joint construction of the clients' problems

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Then I proposed another construct, building further on the notion of complementarity. I did this by describing/transforming what they (the clients) defined as a conflict into a mechanism that served to balance their relationship. This description not only legitimized each of their personal styles; it also defined the reaction of each to the other's style as only natural . . . By means of these rather practical recommendations, I reinforced my proposal of an alternative description of their predicament [italics added].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-153
Number of pages29
JournalResearch on Language and Social Interaction
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Communication
  • Linguistics and Language


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