On the topic of outside reading materials such as magazines, books and television, many [people] use those as escapes. [They] read a good book and [aren't] thinking about what is going on within. While in Intensive Residential Treatment, we want all the feelings - the anger, the anxiety, etc. of life to come up an "slap the client in the face." We want the mask, whatever it is, [that] the client wears to be ripped away and the anger within to come up. We call [this] "the client is showing up."
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