OPENING TECHNIQUE

the way by which a therapist mandates initial trust and rapport at the start of an occupational union with a client in therapy or at the start of each meeting in single or family therapy. Commonly referred to as opening moves.

OPENING TECHNIQUE: "The doctor's opening technique left Mark feeling quite comfortable and willing to open up about his past."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OPENING TECHNIQUE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/opening-technique/ (accessed December 10, 2019).
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