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Unformatted text preview: feel comfortable and that he values his beliefs. The client begins to open up and the interviewer makes sure that he feels heard • your skill at observing verbal and nonverbal behaviour in the here and how of the interview will enable you to chose appropriate things to say Nonverbal behaviour • you will observe clients break eye contact, have body movement, change in vocal qualities, crossing of the arms or legs, increase their rate of speech and many other types of behaviours • “the voice of the therapist, regardless of what he or she says, should be warm, professional- competent, and free from fear” • observing yourself can be beneficial by recording an interview facial expressions • smiling is a good indicator of your warmth and caring • you may observe the client furrow their brow, tighten lips, flushing of the skin, smiling (whether at an appropriate time or not), pupils may dilate • after some time, observing these will become second nature body language • movement s...
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