How Many Emotions?

How Many Emotions?

© Helen Lesser 2012

How many emotions should you ask about at any one time? Should you just offer three or four or should you always go through the entire list every time? Is there a way of knowing how to decide?

Certainly there is no right or wrong way, I don’t even think there is a ‘best way’ – as it depends on so many factors (the therapist, the patient, the situation being questioned, the purpose of the question, how far treatment has progressed) but as a general ‘rule of thumb’ I would suggest that


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