When I left Fisch at the hotel in the city of Sendai, I was struck with a helpless feeling about whether it was all right to leave this short old man alone.
I felt that I wanted to be with Fisch until he left Japan. I had a feeling of love for Fisch who one might say had already attained advanced age. I saw Fisch's role play at the workshop. Though a pamphlet told us that when he began his therapy, he was so modest that we couldn't recognize who was the client. And it was true. Fisch was listening to the story of the client politely with Rogerian's atmosphere. What I was surprised about was his attitude to wards the client. It was not only through his technique that Fisch made the client's problem clear but also he was not in the least interested in it. In spite of this, the client was pleased that his own problem became clear by that clarification. His role is to make the client's problem clear and stop the client attempting to find a solution to it. It seemed to me that he was not interested in the client solving the problem by himself. His technique was to make the client abandon any effort to solve the problem. If I had been in his place, I would have had a smile on my face because of the success of my method. His behavior was wonderful. I was moved because it was as if I had been watching the good old days MRI. And I felt that MRI was simpler than BFTC. Because BFTC technique used to encourage the client to find a solution. While the MRI technique that has already been attempted thoroughly encourages the abandonment of any solution. Later, when I asked Mr. Hasegawa about this, he told me that when MRI was introduced to Japan, this aspect of MRI was not easily understood.
Drinking with the members of ITC at a restaurant in the city of Sendai, I talked about my deep emotions. I was so filled with emotion that I couldn't help bringing up the topic about Fisch, Fisch's speech was very interesting.
A short-term treatment technique was developed. Listening to Fisch speak reminded me of the atmosphere he created while developing a short-term treatment technique; an atmosphere that only people who had witnessed the technique could understand. I realized that a short-term treatment method was born and raised in this context. I felt as if a family’s short-term treatment method I had experienced had appeared in front of me with a different face. I thought Mr. Hasegawa's plan was wonderful and it was a good opportunity because a short-term treatment method could barely prevail in Japan. In addition to this, it became an unforgettable memory for me to have visited temples in the city of Sendai with Fisch. We sat and surrounded Fisch in a Japanese garden, and we asked him our questions. I was impressed when the conversation came to Weakland, he took off his glasses and wiped his tears away. After he explained for a while, he smiled. It was also attractive. Fisch smiled and his pretty eyes narrowed. Though I said something indiscreet, I couldn't help feeling that Fisch's smile was like a pretty mouse. Fisch asked me a lot about the Japanese probation system.
Since I didn't have enough language ability to be able to answer his questions, I felt sorry and regretful. When I was returning home, I closed my eyes in the plane, somehow there was Fisch's face projected on the screen of a movie that was in my mind. It's a scene from a documentary film in which someone accomplishes a big task and is talking about his past. Fisch's words that I had heard for three days appeared and disappeared one after another, so music was coming to? ears with Fisch's smile. It was “Ave Maria” sung by Susan Osborn. Only her clear beautiful voice could hold the old, nice MRI days gently when Fisch was very popular and active.