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Unformatted text preview: Avoid giving advice Accept the clients frame of reference Reflect thoughts and feelings Silence: Know when to use it Questions Open: open-ended reply Closed: can be answered Yes or No Maintain confidentiality Culturally Skilled Therapists: Professionals who are trained to work with clients from various cultural backgrounds Medical (Somatic) Therapies Pharmacotherapy: Use of drugs to alleviate emotional disturbance; three classes: Anxiolytics (Antianxiety): Like Valium; produce relaxation or reduce anxiety Antidepressants: Elevate mood and combat depression Antipsychotics (Major Tranquilizers): Tranquilize and also reduce hallucinations and delusions in larger dosages...
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- Spring '10