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Jan10-07, 01:39 PM
Intuitively, I would expect that psychologists want someone to come of their own will because any change they can effect happens within the person. It's not like they press buttons and things improve. Take this as just my opinion, but I think they merely ask the right questions, which should lead a person in a socratic way to new insights. That she walked out on a previous psychologist either means that the psychologist was obviously unskilled or that she isn't ready to talk about it.
I've never been to one, but I'd think a good psychologist should be able to ask the right probing questions, make the right insights, and draw out the problem, even in an unwilling patient.