Reply To: 2-Com: Plain Language toward Destigmatization


I agree that the 2-Com tool is a tool that can be used to empower clients and assist in breaking down the power imbalance that exists between clients and practitioners. In addition to the above points of safeguarding privacy and being trauma informed, I can see the utility of this tool to promote autonomy and self-determination in a client’s care. By allowing the client to self ID which areas they are feeling the impacts of their symptoms or psychosocial stressors can better guide the interventions and interactions we have with folks. It is empowering for clients to preemptively be able to say what they do and do not want to talk about, provided we as clinicians are committed to respecting that. This will help build trust and rapport within the theraputic relationship and therefore allow us to provide better care and support.