15 years of treating patients, it has come very clear to me that many
people come in to treatment thinking that the therapist is going to do
something to them to improve their life. This is not true. The
therapist can be a guide and a coach, and can help separate destructive
ways of operating from healthy ones, but ultimately it is the patient
him or herself who has to push into new frontiers of behavior and human
interaction. The following is taken from a book written by an expert
who has spent his life studying what it takes for patients, struggling
with whatever difficulties or diagnosis, to actually benefit from
therapeutic work, whether with medication or not. Please rate yourself
where you are at, and let me know the results when you come in to meet
The following questionaire is adapted from Fred J.
Hanna, PhD's book titled "Therapy With Difficult Clients: Using the
Precursors Model to Awaken Change"