Gaining cooperation with directives is an important aspect of psychotherapy. This paper analyzes therapeutic examples from Bradford Keeney, utilizing transcripts, videos, and the viewing of live sessions. Important factors were identified that lead to improved cooperation with therapist-generated directives. These factors are: Construct a resourceful context, compliment client while highlighting and amplifying resources, utilize resourceful naming, notice reactions and adjust, gain commitment. Each factor is illustrated with examples from transcripts of client sessions.
Directives, Bradford Keeney, Client Cooperation, Systemic Psychotherapy
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Musikantow, R. (2015). A Modeling of Bradford Keeney’s Ability to Gain Cooperation with Directives. The Qualitative Report, 20(11), 1737-1746. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol20/iss11/1