Lecture 8-exploring feelings (cont.) and integration of exploration_BB

Lecture 8-exploring feelings (cont.) and integration of exploration_BB

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Reflections How you can tell when reflections are helping  the client:
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What to do when your client  cries? “its ok to cry here” Empathetic  Let client sit with feelings Keep eye contact  Express sadness Tissues Wait for the client to take you off the subject 
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What NOT to do when your client  cries? Apologize for “making them cry” Tell them you know how they’re feeling Change the subject  Sit silently and stare  Tell them you don’t know what to say  Try to make them stop 
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When NOT to use reflections When the client is too fragile to  handle intense feelings When you notice client is not  accepting reflections from you Hasn’t dealt well with emotional  crises in the past Client is in great crisis Severe disorder exists Time constraints (end of session; last  session) Too compliant 
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2011 for the course PSYC 433 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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Lecture 8-exploring feelings (cont.) and integration of exploration_BB

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