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A Counseling Technique in Confrontation

Briefly describe a situation in which confrontation could be used to effectively address perceived resistance from a client in a counseling session. Explain when, how, and why confrontation would be effective in this situation. Be specific.
Explain the degree to which you are, or would be, comfortable using confrontation with a client in a counseling session.

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(1) Briefly describe a situation in which confrontation could be used to effectively address perceived resistance from a client in a counseling session.

The role of the researcher is to help the client to understand his or her problem, the mistakes he or she makes; and to help the client change negative behaviors. Thus, after evaluating the situation and formulating the problem the therapist/counselor has to decide what intervention will be effective in bringing out a successful outcome. For example, an effective technique in counseling to change negative behaviors and/or attitudes could be brought about through the practice of confrontation. The practice of confrontation can be utilized in several different ways that include: (a) pointing out the incongruence in behavioral patterns (b) to draw attention to different ways individuals perceive themselves, (c) influence clients to take action, and (e) to challenge clients to examine other resources (Strong & Zeman, 2010). In the view of Strong and Zeman, confrontation is an overt example of ...

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This solution discusses the appropriateness and inappropriateness of using confrontation in counseling

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