The use of humour and reverse psychology in psychotherapy.
posted on 15th February 2012 by Dr Brian Kaplan
Provocative Therapy: It can be fun
I had a lot of fun in those sessions, I felt they were very enjoyable - the lightness and laughter of it made touching on uncomfortable and painful issues easier, and the benevolence you bring to the process (aka Unconditional Positive Regard) was palpable. I could see how the strange mental-emotional convolutions that happen when experiencing the inner friction set up by the provocations would over time promote real change.