Dr. Patricia Tyrer

Educational Therapy is a psychodynamic practice that employs techniques which are tailored to meet the specific academic, socio-emotional, intellectual and developmental needs of a client. The process unfolds in conjunction with a trusting relationship between the client and educational therapist . This relationship is comprised not only of the trust that comes from a client who aspires to succeed in the classroom, the workplace and in all the relationships that contribute to these experiences, but also of empathy reciprocity which develops over time. The intermutual progression informs the practitioner how and when to temper the pace, and when to step back and reflect on the power of the treatment alliance as it continually reshapes the relationship, the task, and the outcome. Selma Sapir stated that “The therapist, teacher and diagnostician become one”.