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explain insights a counselor would gained about confrontation, silence, and "checking-in" as a result of t demonstrating these skills in a counseling session.

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(1) Explain insights a counselor would gain about confrontation, silence, and "checking-in" as a result of demonstrating these skills in a counseling session

(a) Confrontation

A counselor chooses a particular intervention along with its technique and strategies by evaluating the best intervention to fit the clients' needs. For example, if the client is focused on problem-solving the counselor may need to be more directive than in other instances. As an example, a person who is in recovery for addiction may need to be confronted concerning possible denial, and accept the fact that he or she has a problem. For instance, many addicted users are not willing to admit, or motivated to change. In these situations, a counselor could benefit from the technique of confrontation. Bratter (2011) examined the effectiveness of gifted students who act out in dangerous ways including abusing drugs and/or alcohol. He asserts that traditional psychotherapeutic interventions have failed to address the distortions and denials of gifted, alienate, and defiant adolescents. Thus, he proposes using, Compassionate confrontation psychotherapy (CCP). CCP can be operationalized as a method of confrontation used in conjunction with empathy and concern, but within ...

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This soluiton discusses counselor's insights on skills in confrontation, silence, and "checkin in" in counseling session