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Memory Hack

by Regina Fancy (2020-03-17)

We call this model "collaborative" to underscore Memory Hack Review the centrality of the alliance between therapist and client and, in the case of children and adolescents, between therapist and parents. Whenever possible there is a third member of the treatment team, a psychologist-assessor, who performs an initial psychological or neuropsychological evaluation of the client. Abbreviated assessments are repeated at intervals to follow the client's progress.Perhaps you are thinking, "All well and good, but can my clients afford these enhancements to treatment?" And you may be concerned that incorporating a third person into the treatment team will interfere with the treatment alliance. Further, what if the client becomes skeptical about the therapist's clinical opinions, preferring the psychologist-assessor's findings to the therapist's?While, of course, these issues arise, at the Center we have almost always been able to use them to our clinical advantage. In the sixty-plus cases we have completed, this third person, when properly trained in our collaborative technique, has virtually always made the treatment stronger. And, we have found that a third, consultative presence usually helps keep the client in treatment. Money is an individual issue, but we believe that if treatment is supported and focused by good psychological assessment, it will likely prove less expensive and more successful than one initially guided only by subjective clinical impressions.