By Paula Nicolson

ISBN-10: 0333340671

ISBN-13: 9780333340677

ISBN-10: 1349173568

ISBN-13: 9781349173563

Psychology learn and abilities will be utilized to social paintings and this booklet exhibits how this is often performed in particular useful events, resembling the group and home employees teams. additionally integrated is fabric on baby abuse, bereavement and loss and mental kind.

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I despise you'. What the responses listed above have in common is that they do not encourage clients to explore their thoughts and feelings further, from their point of view. ) At best, they are appropriate for stages 2 and 3 of this model. Paraphrasing (and acceptance) say, in effect, 'I want to see your point of view, as a first step'. Ordinary conversation is much more a give and take of opinions, so paraphrasing will probably seem artificial at first. Later, with enough practice, it will seem more natural than offering opinions and advice or asking questions.

In the first case stage 1 is very brief, in the second it is probably best to take each problem through the stages in tum, or to have one problem at stage 2, another at 3 etc. The model is meant to be used flexibly, as a guide. g. personal reactions, reference to common interests. The important point is that whatever you say should help the client relax and/or explore. It is worth emphasising that while the model is only one of several ways of helping - though under-used- usually the other ways are more effective after a successful stage 1: given a more positive relationship, after identification of the client's difficulties and some detailed Interviewing 41 information about them, and with some idea of the client's priorities, it is then more likely to be useful to offer information, advice or practical help.

6. To suggest changes in society, organisation or institution: 'No wonder, the way society is organised ... We're all oppressed ... ' 7. ' etc. 8. To attack: 'People like you ... You make me .. ' You may like to consider a similar range of responses to a parent saying 'The baby cried all night. I'm really fed up', and to a client who says: 'You're a lot of pompous do-gooders. I despise you'. What the responses listed above have in common is that they do not encourage clients to explore their thoughts and feelings further, from their point of view.

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