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Unformatted text preview: Restatements Restatements RESTATEMENTS RESTATEMENTS Def’n: repeating or paraphrasing the Def’n: content or meaning of what a client has content meaning said said Far fewer Concrete Gist Restatements do NOT contain feelings RESTATEMENTS RESTATEMENTS
Example: Client: I don’t know what to do. I am Client: graduating in two months and I haven’t even thought about my next step. Everyone else has plans. What was I thinking? thinking? What might be a good restatement? Helper 1: You don’t know what to do
Helper 2: you feel you are behind on figuring out plan after graduation. RESTATEMENTS RESTATEMENTS
What is a summary? A special kind of restatement RESTATEMENTS RESTATEMENTS
Examples of summaries: Helper 1: Last session we touched on Helper several themes including your feelings about graduation, your study skills, and your relationship with your boyfriend. your Helper 2: You seem to be talking about a Helper lot of different important things, like feelings of insecurity, difficulty making decisions, and feeling anxious. RESTATEMENTS RESTATEMENTS Why they’re used Helper intentions RESTATEMENTS RESTATEMENTS What are some ways to phrase What restatements? restatements? It sounds like you’re struggling with I hear you saying So what you’re saying is I wonder if you’re thinking You said that…. You…. Let me see if I understand you correctly. Let You… You… Try this Try I have a lot of work to do for my have classes. But I don’t know when I’m going to do it because I also have to work 20 hours per week. When I come home from classes and working, I don’t have the energy to study. I need a chance to just “veg” out and watch TV. chance RESTATEMENTS RESTATEMENTS
Try these examples: After I graduate, I am going to take a crosscountry trip. At first I was just going to go by country myself, but then my roommates heard about it, both of them said they want to go. I rearranged my schedule to accommodate them, and now one of them says he isn’t going. going. My mother is getting divorced and calls me My every night to talk. She has no one else to talk to. The guy she married after my dad is a real jerk. He beat her up and is an alcoholic. alcoholic. RESTATEMENTS RESTATEMENTS Challenges for beginning helpers? ...
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- Spring '08