Here is how Dr. Campbell interprets the results of
the list of questions.
Copyright 1994 by SIRS, Inc. Reprinted by permission from Beware the Talking Cure, p. 247-251. All rights reserved.
|If you answered 'yes' to only one or two questions, the chances are better than fifty-fifty that your therapist is competent. You and he will probably be able to resolve whatever doubts you have about your therapy.|
|If you answered 'yes' to between three and five questions, it is imperative that you and your therapist resolve your concerns. Otherwise, therapy may deteriorate into a waste of your time, money, and enery.|
|If you answered 'yes' to between six and nine questions, you need to seriously discuss the direction of your treatment with your therapist. Nevertheless, do not feel too optimistic about the outcome of such a dialogue. A therapist who provokes this many 'yes' answers, is likely very entrenched in an antiquated paradigm. You may find it necessary to fire this therapist.|
|If you answered 'yes' to ten or more questions, you need to carefully question your therapist about the relevance of your therapy. If the outcome of this discussion fails to reassure you, decisive action is warranted. Rather than walk away from this therapist, or even trot, consider sprinting from therapy as rapidly as you can. Any therapist who elicits this many 'yes' responses is likely incompetent. He is probably doing you much more harm than good.|
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