July 13, 2015
Professor Audra Stinson
The following conversation is between the Counselor and her client, a woman who is seeking counseling because she is experiencing issues with a physically abusive relationship while trying to focus on her job as a nurse. Here we will take notice of three core values of Counseling Techniques that the counselor used with her client:
Effective questioning techniques to gather information from the client
Demonstration of reflecting techniques
Demonstration of empathy and rapport building
Let’s witness what happens when these techniques are used.
Interviewer: First off I would like to start by asking a few questions in order to get a better understanding of you, your personality and the situation that has bought you to my office.
Interviewee: Okay that seems to be a good way to start.
Interviewer: Great. First off I would like to know exactly how you are feeling at this very moment.
Interviewee: At this very moment I am feeling somewhat nervous. I also feel a little on edge because I feel as though I’m sneaking off to do something that I should not be doing.
Interviewer: you speak of being nervous. Do you always feel nervous?
Interviewee: Yes. Always.
Interviewer: You speak of feeling on edge. Do you always feel a little on edge and as if you are doing something wrong?
Interviewee: Yes Always.
Interviewer: First. How long has this been a factor in your life and please elaborate on your feelings a bit more.
Interviewee: Ever since I’ve been in my current relationship, I have felt as if I had to walk on eggshells and if I did not I would be scolded like a little child. I also think more about I have to say because of the fear I have of being beaten for saying the wrong things.
Interviewer: Do you feel as if your current relationship has taken a toll on your physical being?
Interviewee: yes because I...