It would be about a month later before I saw Robert again. He got into some trouble with the law and decided that I was important enough to set up appointments again.During our next session I was not going to allow Robert to get away with running from his past.
This time I decided that I was going to be more stern in my approach in regards to his treatment. I informed Robert that I was frustrated and tired of his lying about his nightly activities, his drinking and his contact with the law.
I continued to inform Robert that in order for me to help him he had to tell me the truth about everything that he is experiencing at home in order for me to help him gain some understanding about his behavior and how it relates to his drinking.
to be continued… MSO