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Description: Communication Skills Video Word Document
The approach to my therapy will be the person centered approach. The approach will be have
ten different skills that will help the client understand her situation. The client has a fear of
exercising on the nature trail that is currently situated within her community. Her fear is that
while exercising she could encounter violent people that may harm her. The first of the ten skills
will be paraphrasing. Paraphrasing will restate the clients statements and ensure the client is in
agreement to the statement that is suggested or portrayed to there understanding. Secondly, using
statements such as: you’re feeling uncomfortable about this or you really resent being treated like
this. (Okun & Kantrowitz, 2015) Thirdly, It is important to use open ended questions to help the
client move more specifically into discussion about certain topics for further detail. Fourthly,
Closed ended questions will require an answer but these questions will provide information that
will help throughout the process. Fifthly, Clarification will be used to help understand the clients
statements that may not be understood by the helper. Examples of clarifying are “could you go
over that again, please” or “sounds like to me like you're saying.” (Okun & Kantrowitz, 2015)
These questions will help continue the conversation in the right direction and ensure the client
and the helpee are moving forward toward problem resolution.
The next skill is summarization. Summarization can happen throughout the session and will
restate certain main topics to ensure the session remains focused on the important aspects of the
helping relationship. Information giving will help the client have a different perspective with
their situation. The eighth skill to be included in the therapy is confrontation. Confrontation will
compare and contrast between the clients verbal and non-verbal messages. (Okun & Kantrowitz,
2015) Also, understanding perceptions will enable the client and helper to understand their
communication in further depth and understanding. Interpretation, will encourage deeper
thoughts from life experiences either present or past. Lastly, the skill attending behavior will be
used to encourage the client to continue in the therapy and promote interest with what the client
is saying. Although these skills will be used throughout the therapy session they skills will not be
in any particular order.
Okun, B., Kantrowitz, R., (2015). Interviewing and counseling techniques. Effective helping (5th
ed.). Stamford, CT.
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