Essay Model of Crisis Intervention

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My goal from my initial contact with someone is that by the end of our first conversation, they feel that I have listened to them. One of the most effective ways of doing this is to use open questions. These are questions that invite expansion, not closed "Yes/No" answers. I use "What/When/Why/How/Where" type questions that gently draw the other person out and let them explain why they are calling me. In responding to these sorts of questions, a person feels the enquirer is interested in them; they feel heard and understoodArticle Source: http://EzineArticles.com/4946985
My goal from my initial contact with someone is that by the end of our first conversation, they feel that I have listened to them. One of the most effective ways of doing
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The idea is to encourage the client to be comfortable leading the conversation by developing this rapport.
One of the biggest parts of building rapport is being competent. Jill isn’t going to trust me if I don’t know what I am doing. I will provide a clean, comfortable work space, I will return her calls promptly, start sessions on time, dress professionally, and have paperwork ready for her. This also shows the client respect, which is a big step in building rapport. I would match Jill's pitch, tone, and volume, acknowledging her level of upset, establishing a link with her.
The next step to intervention would be to identify Jill's problems, and come up with new ways to percieve, and process the situation with a formal assessment procedure that looks at family,constellation, self, and her relationship with her husband. In intimate relationships, abuse often results in one partner feeling ashamed, afraid, and isolated from friends and family. Jill may be fearful to talk to anyone about the abuse because her husband has threatened her, which is probably the case because she has stated that she is afraid that her husband will find out that she is seeking help. Abusers often degrade and humiliate their victims to the point that they are left with little self-esteem, which will help the abuser control and gain power over the victim. Asking questions such as “What specifically brought you in today”? “Did something happen recently, something

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