The Diamond Model of Modalities – The force field between medical model, working alliance, enactment (2004)


This handout presents the underlying force field and fundamental tension which the therapeutic endeavour operates within. Historically, and in the public (mis-)perception, therapy is seen as equivalent with 'medical model' treatment, i.e. symptom reduction through the therapist operating as a 'doctor for the feelings' (or the mind/mental states, [...]