A few months ago I was called to be an expert witness at the county court. Not my favorite thing to do. What makes it hard is the tendency lawyers have to ask complex questions and expect a “Yes” or “No” answer.
I have learned to slow myself down, detach myself from the process, and be absolutely truthful while remaining as unprovoked as possible. Otherwise it is an exhausting exercise.
One question did get me going, though. It revolved around whether or not a person can change and what causes a person in therapy to improve or not improve.
The conversation below is a dramatic re-enactment of real events…