To recognize this incongruence in a client can only help me, to recognize it in myself in the future.
Sociology is the study of people, their relationships within society.
It touches upon a wide range of topics, from religion to communities, from different kinds of conflicts to the behavior of individuals and social groups.
This is where the counselor reflects back the last few words said by the client, sometimes acting as a prompt.
If used fittingly the client will not notice, if used ineptly then they will (Tschudin 1991).
Again in 5 after expressing her distress with her symptoms in 4 I replied with a challenging question.
Maybe it would have been more productive to focus on carols feelings, through reflection and recognition of her nonverbal cues.As seen above in 7 I could have been seen to be more empathic by noticing that although she implied it was okay, her non-verbal signals indicated otherwise.To notice this is a start but not enough, you need to state it within the conversation so that both parties are aware and the issue can be dealt with.They should reflect what is implied as well as what is said overtly.Effectively this is an ability to read between the lines, allowing the client to disclose further as they see you understand them more.Further illustration of my inability to build empathy is evident in 6 I lead the conversation to what I think is the root of the problem.If I am to be truly client centered here I would have to have faith in the fact that carol can lead herself to the root of her problem. It involves asking the client if you have understood what they have said and secondly summarizing what has been said for the purpose of clarification (Burnard 1999).In 7, 11, and 17 I could have used this same technique to elicit further information.For example in 7 I should have said, "you said it was all right, you seem unsure" I would hope that she would respond to this by elaborating on what she means.In 30 from her behavior I recognized her frustration with the situation, this seemed to appease Carol and consequently allowed us to continue.I feel that it would have been even more beneficial to have just said, "I sense your frustration, yet I'm confused at what it's with" again I see this statement as an aid to further exploration.