I get the impression that the common ground of the diverse theoretical orientation is that of changing our client's expectations of the world and others. Whether we do this within the client/therapist relationship or outside of that relationship seems moot.
In Gary's case, he views the world as hostile. Not to be trusted and with a resultant apprehension or anxiety.
This is reminiscent of George Kelly's Theory of Personal Constructs. And he places great emphasis on how we are governed by our expectations.
I am interested in the Faculty's opinion of what at least on the surface, appears to be common ground...expectations. I think another way of viewing therapy is "learning by experience." Whether it's done within the therapeutic relationship, or outside it, at the moment feels academic. Comments please.