Education | Facilitation | Desired Therapist Characteristics
The primary role of the therapist is as a facilitator
of patients' acceptance of their alcoholism and of a commitment
to the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous as the preferred path
of recovery. However, when the facilitator is also a pyschiatric
practitioner (and often a prescriber), explaining the nature of
co-occurring psychiatric illnesses, medications, and other therapies
are also key facilitation issues.