Reflection On Identifying Micro-Skills

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Identifying Micro-skills All three therapists in the video demonstrated active listening. There were body clues such as leaning forward or nodding at appropriate times. The second therapist in the video also used active listening to validate the authenticity of emotion that the client was feeling. She also used her active listening skills to ask questions that delved deeper into the issues of the couple. She used active listening to guide the session by actively reflecting on what the clients were feeling and saying, reframing the situation into an open dialogue, and paraphrasing the issues so that both parties could hear what was said. Paraphrasing is another skill that was utilized in all three segments of the video presentation. The first …show more content…
The first therapist reflected on Robin’s statement and the resulting issue that landed them in family counseling. He said, “You want to prepare her … she got sick…” (Laureate Education, Inc., 2011). There are two great examples of reflection presented by the second therapist. The first was when she reflected on the couple’s relationship as a whole. She stated, “Your history has been a growth fostering relationship … disconnects are causing isolation …” This helped the couple to see where there was positives and where the areas that needed work and focus occurred. She also had the clients reflect by asking a probing question. “What three things would tell you that the relationship was going well? What three things would be different if everything were going well?” (Laureate Education, Inc., 2011). The third therapist reflected on the client’s first visit. “You put your hands in your hair and described feeling like you had been through a tornado … I felt guilty about having to pull you back and discuss confidentiality. This opened the dialogue for the client to reflect where she had come from and compare it to where she is now. He also reflected on what she had learned in six months of therapy. “You took from that … it takes two people who are equally invested in the relationship for it to work … if one person is invested elsewhere, probably neither person is getting what they need.” …show more content…
The first therapist gave two great examples of reframing the issues that the father was dealing with. The first example is when the therapist said, “Seeing your daughter throwing up … smelling alcohol must be a new thing to you.” (Laureate Education, Inc., 2011). The other great use of reframing was when the therapist said, “It felt like a surprise to you that Robin was drinking.” (Laureate Education, Inc., 2011). The second therapist also had some really good examples of reframing. The best was when she said, “Shawn, you get up early … and then wait to share your day with Weston … this period of recharge for Weston is of indeterminate time … Weston, by the time the recharge is over and you are ready to re-engage Shawn is in bed.” (Laureate Education, Inc., 2011). The third therapist used reframing to get the client to reflect over the sessions she had encountered over the past six months. “This is it, your graduation day! This last six months has been a whirlwind to get you here today.” (Laureate Education, Inc.,

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