Chapter 5

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Unformatted text preview: n client’s description of situations, and you should take note of these • by using the key words of the client, it facilitates your understanding and communication with them, but also help them to see negative words in a more positive way • also try to note subjects that they do not want to talk about and explore them more concreteness versus abstraction • clients who talk with a concrete/situational style are skilled at providing specifics and examples of their concerns and problems- they are at the bottom of the “abstraction ladder”. these clients may have difficulty reflecting on themselves and seeing patterns • clients who are more abstract/formal operational have strengths in self analysis and are often skilled at reflecting their issues- they are at the top of the abstraction ladder, but may have difficult coming up with concrete examples and talk in more broad terms • you want to help abstract/formal clients to become more...
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