by William Van Ornum, Ph.D. on
Many are accustomed to viewing therapy as a process that occurs in chunks of 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Yes, much healing occurs this way. Others remind us that therapy can occur in short intervals: the school psychologist briefly talking to a student, the psychologist stopping by at someone’s bedside in a hospital, the quick phone call from a physician to see if the medications are working. There’s even a book by Charles Huber, “The Twenty Minute Counselor”, celebrating the power of brief interactions. These, with family and friends, can be healing, too. Not only in New York, not only in New York!