As part of this process, they carefully monitor and acknowledge any misunderstandings they may have about the patient. They own up to and explore such misunderstandings when they do occur.
The therapist does not take an authoritative or “correct” stance in such exchanges.
takes a position of curiosity
“Why is the patient behaving like this?” “What might I have done that explains the patient’s state?” “Why am I feeling as I do now?”
each person to reflect on the point of view of others alongside their own point of view. This increases the patient’s capacity to mentalize multiple perspectives that may differ.
When the therapist changes their mind based on the experience and feedback of the patient, they demonstrate the openness and flexibility of mentalization. The patient witnesses and internalizes this process in therapy.
“Why do you think they might feel that way?” and, “Why might they have said what they did?”
By thinking about emotional and interpersonal situations in different ways, patients learn to view their lives through a lens that is grounded in reality, flexible, and kind to themselves and others.
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