In order to obtain that the patient is " enchufado" of permanent form to its therapy, I prescribe a tool, that being one of humblest than I know, is probably of most useful for the process of the CHANGE. One is " his majestad" , THE THERAPEUTIC NOTEBOOK. Memory that was in 1978, when I began to use of on their own initiative, " cuaderno". At that time it was carrying out an individual psycotherapy with the Dr. Eduardo Pavlovsky (Tato). The sessions seemed to me so useful and interesting, that I decided to write them to be able to take advantage of them to the maximum (still I conserve all). Since then, until today, I have not stopped of " to prescribe cuadernos".
The therapeutic notebook is " conexin" continuous between patient and his therapy. He is " hard disk externo" , that allows to store any touching information that it can be useful in the therapeutic process: Autobiography, letters directed to specific bonds, newspaper, loose notes, etc. As you see, the psycotherapy for my, is an intense relation of work, where the patient is not passive, but well on the contrary, she must be able to work actively with me in his treatment. That activity takes shape, in which sometimes I suggest certain tasks to them (therefore they are optional), like for example, to read a certain book or to see some film that I consider them can help. But in other occasions, I do not suggest, but I prescribe certain tasks (it is my part dictator), like for example, to request photos to them or that write on some subject in particular. Returning to the one from the notebook, from the beginning I explain and I suggest kindness to them of the same: " just as I take notes exceeds what we spoke, does not bother to me absolutely, but quite the opposite, that you take notes; because there are times that when leaving the consultation, one does not remember exactly what has drawn him attention.