Clients or patients often unintentionally present hints indicating current in-control behaviors or a desire for change. Practitioners listen carefully responding to these “throw away comments” and emphasize their significance even though the patient was hardly aware that the statement contains a wealth of meaning and provides a foundation for change.
List 2 ways to respond to clients’ “throw away comments” and help them see their significance.
Identify 3 ways to respond to the “space between the words” in assisting clients to identify, clarify + evaluate the appropriateness + attainability of their wants/goals.
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