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“A psychologist is first and foremost a man”

As an argument to this widespread concept, I would like to quote the parable: “For many days in a row there were competitions in the country of samurai. One after another, the defeated warriors retreated. And only the strongest of the strongest remained. Of the huge number of warriors, only three. One of them was most like an athlete - huge, pumped up, with a fierce expression on his face. To the question "how do you manage to win?" he replied: "I get up with the sunrise and train until it sets, train, train ... A few miles from my house there was not a single tree that I would not smash into chips." The second was most like an ascetic - lean, not a gram of extra weight, a little sunken cheeks, a concentrated look. To the question "how do you manage to win?" he replied: "I get up with the rising of the sun and meditate, meditate, meditate before it sets in ...". The third outwardly was absolutely no different from the ordinary person. And when they asked him a question

“How do you manage to win?”, He replied: “Just in everything that I do, I AM PRESENT” [Cit.
by: Dyachenko, S. 75].

Since you can never so accurately distinguish and separate from each other the “human personality” of the psychologist and his “professional personality” in order to be completely sure that the psychologist is not present at all at the consultation, you should be aware of the invisible presence of the latter. As R. Assagioli writes, “the first and most general task of a psychotherapist is to realize what a huge influence he has as a person - or, rather, as a person - exerts on the patient. This happens spontaneously, naturally and inevitably, but then this unconscious influence is transformed by the therapist into an increasingly conscious and directional one. Further, it removes those aspects of influence that may turn out to be harmful or create obstacles to treatment, and strengthens its constructive and useful aspects - or even develops them if they are absent as such ”[Assagioli. S. 305].
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“A psychologist is first and foremost a man”

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