chapter  6
Managing Treatment
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Over the years I have found that some stages of the treatment process have become fairly well mapped out so that I have clear agendas and a host of questions I can draw from. Th is structure reduces anxiety for the client and for me so that I do not have to think about myself and what I will do or say. I can more fully focus on observing the client, understanding his or her feelings and intensions, and fostering engagement. Because I act fairly similarly with each client during these stages, I have a more developed sense of what to expect, so client behavior is easier to interpret.