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The Sessions

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The Sessions is a collection of transcripts containing the conversations and subsequent appointment notes between a Consulting psychiatrist and her new patient. As a transcript, the story is told entirely in dialogue and is set in a small, plainly decorated room. A teak coffee table separates Patient and Doctor. Although not seen, the Doctor will be taking notes throughout, and these can be read at the end of each visit.
While some of the details within the transcripts may not be entirely medically accurate, I have drawn on my extensive experience of being the “patient” in therapy.

As told in a journal and transcript fashion, "The Sessions" will be a collection of 4 "visits, which will replace chapters. The reader will start on Visit #1 and can read the conversation and then the psychiatrist's notes at the end. I hope you'll find this insight into the word of Psychology interesting.

Copyright © 2021 James Matthews; All Rights Reserved.

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  • 1. Visit #1
    • 3,531 Words
    • 320 Views
    • 5 Comments
  • 2. Visit #2
    • 3,695 Words
    • 210 Views
    • 3 Comments
  • 3. Visit #3
    • 3,797 Words
    • 225 Views
    • 4 Comments
  • 4. Visit #4
    • 2,414 Words
    • 172 Views
    • 7 Comments

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pvtguy

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

A unique presentation of only dialogue between Josh, a young man who is a victim of violence, and his psychiatrist/therapist, Claire.  Great insight into the process of quick therapy with Josh's growth of insight into himself. 

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chris191070

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

The Sessions is not your usual type of story.

We follow Josh as he's seeing Claire a Physiatrist, as he's been in a violent relationship and is suffering depression.

We get to read the discussions that take place between Josh and Claire and Claire's clinical notes.

If you fancy a short story that is a bit different then this is highly recommended.

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Gary L

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Seriously well-written. This a a clever take on the role of therapy in the healing process.  It isn’t either plain-sailing nor easy to read at times.  For those of us who have spent time working with survivors there is much that resonates.  
a powerful tale.  Thank you 🙏 

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