Nov 13, 2017
Will people manipulate you if they catch on to the fact that
you're using the Five Secrets of Effective Communication? Is
it fair to ask depressed patients to do psychotherapy homework
between sessions when they're already struggling with a loss of
In today’s podcast, David and Fabrice address two questions
submitted by listeners:
- Robert asks whether it would be a problem if you are using the
Five Secrets of Effective Communication (the Disarming Technique,
Thought and Feeling Empathy, Inquiry, "I Feel" Statements, and
Stroking) with someone who is already familiar with these
techniques. Isn't there a danger that they might see through you
and therefore thwart your efforts and manipulate you?
- Avi asks about the importance of psychotherapy homework in
TEAM-CBT. He points out that the loss of motivation is one of the
central symptoms of depression, so aren't we in a catch 22 type of
situation since patients might not have the strength and
perseverance to do their homework?
David and Fabrice love your questions so keep them coming!