The prime objective of steps 1 and 2 is:
Which of the following is not necessary to develop the therapeutic alliance?
Which response is not an example of empathic attunement to Gerald?
Which response is not an example of empathic attunement to Barbara?
Try to step across into Gerald’s world. What do you guess is his experience? Pick the answer that best captures his probable experience.
Now try to step across into Barbara’s world. What is her experience? Pick the answer that best captures her probable experience.
Write your own empathic response that signals to Gerald that you have understood him.
Write your own empathic response that signals to Barbara that you also understand her.
Choose the therapist response that provides a reflection of her experience:
Pick the therapist response below that best illustrates reflecting nonverbal communication:
Pick the therapist response below that best illustrates reflecting the incongruence between what Charles says and what the therapist observes.
Pick the therapist response that best validates Julia’s experience:
Your new couple are very angry with each other as they discuss their finances. Marjorie is adamant that she should take over paying the bills and controlling the budget. Brian insists he’s doing a good job and she needs to back off. Pick the therapist response below that validates each client’s position.
“So for you, Brian, it feels like it’s about her doing it better than you do, and I can understand that makes you mad. But for you Marjorie, there’s something here about not feeling included, not a partner, and I get that this is the part that’s difficult for you, yes??”
“Yes, Brian, I understand it must be hard for you to get the message that you don’t do it right. Can you see where he’s coming from Marjorie?”
“Why don’t you compromise…say, take it in turns?”
“So Marjorie this is about not feeling included and not a partner with him. That must be really painful to not feel included, yes? Can you let him know, can you tell him how hard that is for you?”
Pick the therapist answer that is the best example of a reframe.
Pick the therapist response that best exemplifies “catching the bullet.”
Reflections help maintain the focus of the session.
When the therapist validates a client, it helps the client to regulate feelings of shame and self-judgment.
A validating statement affirms and reframes a client’s experience.
The intervention called “catching the bullet” is a kind of reframe where the therapist bypasses the aggression and focuses instead on the underlying pain.
The EFT therapist only uses reflection in the early stages of assessment.
What is Sarah’s secondary (reactive) emotion?
The therapist says: “Sounds like it’s really hard for you, Sarah, when he spends time with Ruth?” This therapist response in an example of:
In this exchange the therapist is trying to:
Write a statement that validates each partner without invalidating the other.