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Introduction

Thissectionattemptstoillustratetactandtacticsformakingthe problem-solvinginterviewprocessflowmoresmoothly.Thetherapistbestnotgetboggeddowninclients'methodsofavoidingthe issueofacceptance.Thisisakeydimensionofclientresistance-refusingtoaccepttherealitythatoneisanimperfectpersoninan imperfectworld,surroundedbyimperfectpeople.Persuadingclientstofacetherealitiesthat"I'mnotperfect,""Othersdon'thave totreatmeperfectly,"and"Lifedoesn'thavetobeperfectlyeasy" formthefoundationofRationalEmotiveBehaviorTherapy (REBT)asfoundedbyAlbertEllis,PhDin1955.