How To Do It Minimal Encourager?

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CL: Yeah I told her and if she didn’t suggest helping me pay for it then I am not going to ask her.
CO: Okay Minimal Encourager The counselor intended to allow the client to feel supported. The minimal encourager seemed to be effective. However, it seemed that the client continued her statement afterwards. I could have used silence.
CL: No. She doesn’t… I don’t ask her money or nothing.
CO: Okay. So is that something that you are not comfortable with doing with your mom? Minimal encourager, Open-ended question The counselor intended to allow the client to expand on her thoughts. It seemed as if she was reluctant to talk about her mother. The counselor asked an open-ended question with a minimal encourager. However, it could
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The counselor wanted to allow the client to express herself. The counselor’s response seemed to let the client know that one was being heard. The client seemed to open up more. I could have used silence instead.
CL: Yeah. I just… I thought it would be different. I thought they would teach me… you know… different subjects and then we would take the test. I didn’t think that it would drag on this long… like
CO: So it sounds like you are struggling with the whole process and everything with it taking… Reflecting experience The counselor wanted to reflect the client’s feelings. These feeling could have been repressed. The counselor’s response was not as effective. The client was more anxious to get her thoughts out. I could have said, “It sounds like you are struggling with the whole process.”
CL: Yes! Taking so long! I am only on one subject. I have four to go… I have three more to go… like what? And that took me that long just for like that… like… it’s going to take forever!
CO: So obviously it’s overwhelming looking at that end goal… Validating The counselor wanted to reassure that it is normal feel the way that she feels. The client seemed to want to talk more. The client seemed to really be bothered by the process. I could have said, “It sounds like you have a lot to deal
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So… Minimal encourager The counselor allowed the client to express how she felt. The counselor wanted to give the client a safe environment, which is a client-centered approach. The counselor’s response seemed to work. However, the counselor should have used another word. It may have sounded like the counselor was agreeing with the client. I could have used silence instead.
CL: Right. I wish I could just…like I’m scared, like I want to just be the type that just takes it and passes it. Like you know, that just takes it… but I don’t know. I am scared that I might fail it… and then I just wasted… like however much it is.
CO: Okay Minimal encourager The counselor wanted to allow the counselor an opportunity for the client to finish getting her thoughts out. The counselor’s response seemed to be effective. The client seemed to have a hard time getting her thoughts out. I may not change what was

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