7. Relapse prediction:
Tactic of predicting “relapse” is taken when a problem or a complaint, is disappearing “surprisingly”. We can tell, an weaned alcoholic, that based on an ongoing clinical experience we had observed situations, after a period of three months of stopping drinking alcohol, occurred “relapse” which brought back to drink. However, this drink is usually focused in limited time and quantity.
This is a double message therapy; if the problem appears it determines that the therapist was so accurate with his prediction. This means that the problem is still controlled by the therapist. If the problem does not appear, then the situation is controlled by the customer. In this way the customer receives an indirect encouragement to move forward without fear of the process ahead. This would reduce, significantly, the fear of return of the problem by that he knows there is a possibility that the situation is controlled by the therapist or under his own control. This allows him to deal more confidently with the situation underlying the problem. Relapse prediction increases the customer’s will not allow the problem to take it over again.