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this is a very interesting topic. i've written two related papers. they are on my old web site: http://www.members.shaw.ca/morimom/therapistroles.htm on therapists, and another one, "research at the edge of awareness: the person of the researcher and nonrational aspects of qualitative research" on researchers (which used to be on my old web site, too, but has disappeared - let me know if you're interested in it).

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I like the way you make us think about what the questions may mean, and to consider the timing of them. I had usually given more thought to questions arising at the end of sessions.

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Clients are in a relationship with you. Part of being in a relationship is being curious about the other. I believe it's important to model a healthy relationship by being transparent with your answers. The purpose of the question can always be inquired upon and then explored. Sometimes a simple "What would it do for you if you knew the answer to that question?"is a good beginning to exploring the meaning of a question.

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Excellent posts to read. Keep it up and keep going on this way. And keep sharing these types of things. Thanks!

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