The Pattern System for Psychotherapists, Part I

The Pattern System has been developed over 40 years of observing my clients’ behavior, emotions, underlying psychological issues, and their origins in childhood. This has been enhanced by many years of supervision, training, and consultation with therapists and trainees and many discussions with colleagues. I have put this together using my background in systems thinking and information technology science.

The Pattern System is a personality system that allows you to map a client’s psyche in detail. It is a new way of organizing into useful form the extraordinary amount of data we absorb about our clients. It provides a way for therapists to clarify the unique character structure of each client, leading to an understanding of his or her special needs, strengths, and difficulties. [Read more…]