Prouty's Pre Therapy:
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Contact Work Concepts

The Practitioner

  • Assumes full responsibility for contacting the client
  • Validates clients’ experience
  • Values the importance of clients' psychotic expressions
  • Recognises that hallucinations and delusions are meaningful
  • Acknowledges clients' self autonomy process towards meaningful experience
  • Contributes to the clients' healing process
Practitioners’ Attitudes
  • Compassion
  • Acceptance
  • Non-critical
  • Non-judgemental
  • Non-directive
  • Interest
  • Curiosity
  • Receptivity with 'what is going on'
  • Person Centred - this approach is deeply respectful