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Opening Question 1

“What would you like to talk about today?”

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Opening Question 2

"What's on your mind today?"

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General door opener

“Can you say more about that?”
“Can you tell me a little bit about that?”

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"Meaning" door opener

“What do you mean by that?”
“Can you tell me more about what you mean when you?”

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"How" door opener

“Can you tell me how?”
"Can you tell me about how so and so is for you?"
"How did this come about?"

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"Topic" door opener

"What’s happening in your life about…?"

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Basic emotions

Joy,
sadness,
anger,
guilt/shame,
fear,
disgust,
surprise,
interest/excitement

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Basic reflection of feeling

You feel (emotion)
It must be (emotion) for you

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Full reflection of feeling

You feel (emotion) because (paraphrase of content)

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Stopping a rambling client

Let me stop you here for a second and see if I understand correctly.

I’m sorry to interrupt, but let me tell you what I know so far.

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Reflection of meaning

“you feel (specific emotion) because (of the personal meaning behind the situation that accounts for the feeling)”

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Focusing summary

“Let’s review what I know so far…”

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Signal summary

“Before we move on let me just summarize what I heard so far…”

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Thematic summary

“There seem to be a pattern…”

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Planning summary

“Let’s recap what we have talked about so far...It sounds like (a particular area) needs to be addressed (in a future session)”

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Competency box one

Join with the counselee

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Competency box two

Choose a direction by creating a goal
(Opening question)

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Competency box three

Problem definition and set goals
(Change problem to a goal)

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Competency box four

Use Presuppositional, future oriented questions in goal setting

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Box four video description question

If I had two video tapes, one of you when you are standing up to the influence of the problem, and another when the problem is getting the best of you, what would I notice about the one where you are in charge?

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Box four scaling question

On a scale from 0 to 10, where 10 means the best things could ever be, and 0 means the worst things have been, where would you say you are right now?

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Box four scaling follow-up question?

What would it take to get the problem from a " " to a " "

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Coping question

What have you been doing to keep the problem from getting worse?

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Competency box 5

Exceptions

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Competency box 6

Questions that highlight pre-session change

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Competency box 7

Exceptions-Finding Questions

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Exception-finding question

"When is the problem less frequent (intense, severe)?"
"When is it (the problem) different in any way?"

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Creating Exceptions: Influence of the problem

In what ways has this problem had an effect on you/your life?

In what way has this problem kept you from moving forward in a way you would like?

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Creating exceptions: Influence of the person

"When have you been able to affect the (timing, length, intensity) of the problem?

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Competency box 8

Interpreting the Exceptions

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Making exceptions meaningful question

"How do you account for your ability to deal with the problem?"

"What was different about this situation compared to the one when the problem is more in charge?"

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Competency box 9

Keep change going

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Box 9 statement

Summarize session

You have identified a small step you can take over the next to move from a " " to a " "