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Counsellor & Psychotherapist Accredited Practising Dietitian
PACFA Accredited Supervisor
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Isue 14: What Can Get in the Way of Reflective Listening?. Responding Part 2

Written by Tara MacGregor on 28-Feb-2015

Responding reflectively to our clients can be a challenging skill to develop when we are trained in advisory and solution focused models. In the counselling skills training group this week we brainstormed together all of the possible road blocks to reflecting with our clients.

Here is a summary of what was collated:

  • Trying to make 'it' OK for our client
  • Meeting requirements of our workplace assessment form
  • Focusing on an outcome
  • The Almighty Urge to ASK QUESTIONS
  • Lack of practice
  • Worry about getting the reflection 'wrong'

To bring these road blocks to life, let's consider how these challenges may appear in response to the following client statement:
 
'My last diet resulted in me gaining 5 kg more than I started with. It was a disaster.'

Read on to learn more.........

Read Issue 14