Facilitating Hope - practical dimensions


Looking for psychotherapy or counseling can be understood as a sign of implicit hope – for coping with, changing, improving a life situation. Even clients thinking to be in a hopeless situation, have not yet given up. Then an individual person-centered response is in demand.

Examples of possible topics
  • How do clients express their despair and hope?
  • “Don’t awake any false hopes” – in how far is it appropriate to correct expectations?
  • Therapy goals and obstacles to therapy: what is it that we may hope for in therapies from a professional point of view?
  • The hopes of therapists and counselors – do they facilitate or inhibit the clients’ autonomy?
  • Therapists and counselors as socially committed persons on whom hopes are pinned?