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Unformatted text preview: The therapist can't always view things from their own perspective or the client may feel that the therapist is judging them and looking down on them. e) Role of the Therapist: 1) rephrasing (paraphrasing), mirror, positive regard, acceptance - the therapist does not tell the client what is right or wrong, but tries to take what the client says and say it back to them in a slightly different, more clear and focused way. This does several things, such as showing the client that the therapist understands what the client is saying and feeling, and helps the client hear some of their own thoughts from someone else's mouth, which can have a clarifying effect. 2) Some of the phrases therapists use are: "I hear you saying. ..", "In other words. ..", "You feel that. .."....
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- Fall '09