Exercise 10.1


I have a hunch that you have already made your decision
I noticed when it was time to discuss your situation you went and gazed out the window
I get the perception that you wanted to tell you exactly what I would do and because I didn’t your now uninterested.

Is there something you want to share with me?
Although you’re not saying anything your eyes are saying different
Do you need a moment to collect your thoughts to share with me what’s going on in your mind?
I detect frustration when I’m explaining the process you have to go through
Have you heard this before?
Do you need to stop and regroup?

Usefulness of examining the moment is gaining greater understanding of dynamics, of highlighting a repeating dynamic of working through tensions of feelings apparent at the moment in the interview. It can also be useful when something unexpected happens.
The complications could be if a clinician shares reactions with direct feedback, or if the clinician focuses on their own feelings and reactions. Clinicians must carefully monitor his or her responses.

Exercise 10.3
The only two examples that come to mind are police officers. I feel that some misuse their power all together. Circumstances are when a cop has a quota to meet at the end of the month. In some cases a person may not have committed a traffic violation, but because he or she is the police you have to abide by them and pull over. The effects are a ticket or worse you can become so irritated that you are arrested for being uncooperative.
When out to eat because he or she is a cop, whether uniformed or not their meal is provided for them for free. I’ve never understood this concept, its one thing to be doing security or patrolling for the eatery, but to just expect free food is beyond me. There are not really any effects, but I will say that maybe for every 2 meals they get free he or she could feed the homeless.

Exercise 11.2
Client: Are you in a...