In the year 1877 a young medical student attended a lecture in Edinburgh. It was there that he first met the most influential figure of his life. Dr. Joseph Bell, whose approach to diagnostis was completely off the grit. His rules were simple.
- No Prejudice: Believe only what you are able to manifest with hard evidence.
- Observation: The most important tool to gain a relevant diagnosis.
- Input: Ask simple questions and listen carefully
- System Analysis: To fully understand the situation you have to take the environment into account.
- Deduction: Always follow a logical path and never break the chain.
- Verification: Prove your conclusions until you are satisfied.
Joseph Bell was a Systemic Therapist – and the first forensic scientist.
The young student became his assistant. Years later he started to write a series of criminal stories and his main character was based on the knowledge and ideas, even on the behavior, of his former teacher. The author called his character:
The Systemic – as we call this form of counselling – is always aware of the whole inviroment. Observation of the client (verbalisation, neurolinguistic programess, mimic, gesture, voice-controll, breath, muscle tention, …) is the first step into a complex world. We are trained to ask precicely the right questions to gain answeres that are entirely the knowledge and experience of our client. Deductions helps our client to see the bigger picture and to choose the most effective path.