The Angry Couple Worksheet
December 5, 2014
Dr. Elizabeth Jorgensen
Watch the first 25 minutes of”, “The Angry Couple” video located on the student website. Read the Mental Health Facilitator Module 5 “Using Questions.” Consider the three-stage model of interviewing as you watch the video. Provide two to three examples from the video for each of the following stages:
Exploration stage- The exploration stage explores the couples problems and how they feel. It explores previous treatments they may have had. Judi was upset because she felt that her husband did not listen to her and her anger would escalate. Judith wanted to have a family and Richard felt that the time was not right. This is the portion where in one learns about attending behavior and how it sharpens ones general learning skills and how eye contact is appropriate at this level. Along with effective questioning, reflective content this will help with turning on of the emotions. It also helps to be able to hear as reflect clearly. Reflective feelings and integration ones exploration during interviewing that allows one to see how well they have mastered the skills thus far. Also effective listening requires the ability to hear and reflect clearly and be able to hear both the verbal and nonverbal content of the client’s statements. Clarification stage- During the clarification stage the therapist makes sure she is understanding everything that is being said and that she understands the goal of each individual. The therapist restated what Judith wanted and also what Richard wanted. With clarification it allows clients to clearly express what they experiences and develop goals. With clarification comes confrontation which involves identification discrepancies or inconsistencies in a client’s behavior and this can be brought fourth in therapy and a resolution can be found. When interviewing it can be a good idea for the therapist to share what they have observed...
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