Below is a list of characteristics of a wise psychotherapist. The list was adapted from an article titled “The Role of Wisdom in Psychotherapy" (Journal of Psychotherapy Integration) for an article titled "Toward a New Paradigm for Multicultural Counseling" (Journal of Counseling and Development).
For a description of each of the characteristics, click here* and go to page 127. This list would make a good starting point for discussion in some kinds of conflict resolution training, don't you think?
Affective and Awareness
- Recognition of affect
- Dialectical reasoning
- Efficient coping skills
- Tolerance of ambiguity
- Problem finding and solving
*This document was found on the Internet by doing a Google search on "Ability to cope with a wide range of people and life situations in an optimum fashion".