Practice: A 30-year-old man who has been blaming himself for his wife’s unhappiness: I really feel guilty about marrying her in the first place. It wasn’t really for love. It was just a convenient thing to do. I feel like I’ve messed up her life really badly. I also feel obliged to her. [Said in low, soft voice tone with lowered eyes]Practice: A 27-year-old woman who has continually focused on her relationships with men and her needs for excitement and stability:First session: I’ve been dating lots and lots of men for the last few years. Most of them have been married. That’s great because there are no demands on me. [Bright eyes, facial animation, high-pitched voice]Fourth session: It doesn’t feel so good anymore. It’s
not so much fun. Now I guess I miss having some commitment and stability in my life. [Soft voice, lowered eyes]'5)'ReflectionA verbal response to client emotionExampleClient: “So many things are going on right now: another hecticsemester has started, my dog’s sick, and my mom’s ill too. I find myself running around trying to take care of everything. I’m not sure I can take it anymore.”Counsellor: “You’re feeling pretty overwhelmed by all the things that are going on right now.”Purposes of a ReflectionHelps clients:Feel understoodExpress more feelingsManage feelingsDiscriminate among various feelingsSteps of a ReflectionClient, a 50-year-old steelworker now laid off: “Now look, what can Ido? I’ve been laid off over a year. I’ve got no money, no job, and a family to take care of. It’s also clear to me that my mind and skills are just wasting away. [Said in a loud, critical voice, staring at the ceiling, brow furrowed, eyes squinting]a. Listen closely and observe behaviourWatch nonverbal behaviourVerbally reflect the feelings back to the clientb. Identify the feeling categoryc. Identify the intensityd. Match the feeling and intensity of a worde. Feed back to the client
f. Add content using the form“You feel ___ , because _____.”g. Check for accuracyPractice: Get into your triads/dyads and do the following paraphrasestogetherExtracted from Psychology Wiki
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