Counseling Session notes

Lori Streu, Ed. S/LPC

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Coming out of the Chute

Emotions and Feelings


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Stacking Questions

Please...only one question at a time...


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Open vs. Closed Questions

It is not always what you think


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Closed Questions...

Can sometimes work



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When you ask a question...

Do it and leave it


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Pace

Talking/venting
vs.
Interrupting/Shutting Down


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Finding the Keys...

Focus in on client clues


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Life Preservers!

Don't throw them


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You're not a friend

You are a counselor


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Talking in session

Succinct and To the point

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Verbal Clients

Tracking vs. venting

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Loaded language

Enough said.


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Are you on track?

Listen to the Client


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If you're not sure...


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Do you use encouragers too much?

work on it.

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Bailing out!

I don't need your "best foot forward"


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Don't understand the client's story?

Clarify...but Not too much


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Primary topic

Figure it out!



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Shifting topics

Avoid if you can...



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Finding Solutions

the client does this--not you.


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Problem solving...

Introduce and encourage...all in good time

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What if you get stuck?

Know your quick options

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Focusing on content

You'll go nowhere fast!

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Using humor

Check your audience first

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Self-Disclosure

Sparingly & Well timed

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What a Counselor thinks or believes

Lots of problems with this


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Mistakes this time?

Time + Continued Practice

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FINALLY.....
INSPIRE HOPE IN YOUR CLIENT

try some of these questions out...