Our expert says:
Enjoying the spring, but not the pollen.
The questionnaires and picture-drawing are not at all a part of CBT, but some psychologists like to use them as a method of assessing an individual's problems. I agree that it seems inappropriate and unhelpful in a patient fully able to communicate. Some psychologist's feel though that such methods, sometimes called "projective tests" reveal aspects of a person indirectly, that they may not be aware of consciously or may not communicate in other manners.
He should discuss with her his sense of disappointment and his eagerness to get on with CBT as such.
Maybe if she starts with the drawings again, he should try doing a drawing of himself lying on a couch, and her sittin beside him, and explain that the guy on the couch is wondering why they don't actually get on with the therapy !
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