The Pattern System for Psychotherapists, Part 3

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Dimensions

The patterns and capacities are arranged in dimensions, where each dimension corresponds to an area of psychological functioning. There are interpersonal dimensions, such as Intimacy, Conflict, and Power. There are personal dimensions, such as Accomplishment, Pleasure, and Self-Esteem. Each dimension contains two or more patterns and also two or more healthy capacities arranged in a way that makes clear which capacity is a healthy version of each pattern, and which capacity is need to transform each pattern.

You can create a client’s psychological profile by charting which pattern(s) and capacity(s) they have in each dimension. Or you can encourage a client to do this on their own and share it with you.

A Dynamic Profile

You can create a client’s psychological profile by charting which pattern(s) and capacity(s) they have in each dimension. Or you can encourage a client to do this on their own and share it with you. [Read more…]