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erapeutic Implications of the eory

How to Discern Appropriate Liberation Conditions Given the above, let us consider two key guideposts for the coordination of EI therapeutic modalities. e client’s desire and capacity for change are the initial and ongoing discernment criteria for existential-integrative practice.1 How does the therapist gauge this desire and capacity in the client? First, she needs to explore what it is the client wants. What are his short-term objectives and his long-term goals? Is he here to eliminate a particular symptom, such as a simple phobia? Or is he here to deal with complex personality issues, such as depression, anxiety, or hostility?