Issue Two: Motivation
Explore and encourage client’s reflections on experienced wishes and motivations
Provide articulate appreciation of the client’s own self-initiated examination of their own wishes and motivations, including identification of benefits associated with this exploration
Encourage client to experiment with unexpressed needs and to assimilate unrecognized wishes
Help client Build on their own identified intentions as they relate to the client’s wishes and motivations.
Issue Three: Expectations
Clarify and reflect on client’s expectancies and problem-solving modes
Provide articulate appreciation of the client’s own insight-producing reflection on their expectations
Provide training and modeling in problem solving and in reevaluating and revising expectancies
Provide articulate appreciation of client’s own successful problem-solving, including identification of benefits associated with this success.
Issue Four: Behaviors
Provide feedback on client’s behavior patterns, including nonverbal style
Provide articulate appreciation of client’s own insights regarding their patterns of behavior and the consequences of this pattern.
Encourage client to experiment with new behavior; provide opportunity to envision and even experiment with new behavioral patterns—especially in challenging and potentially high-risk or high-reward settings
Help client build on their own insights regarding alternative behavioral patterns by generating behavior-based action plans
Issue Five: Impressions of Other People
Encourage exploration of the client regarding potential, alternative impressions that other people might have of the client
Generate data from other people that provides feedback to client regarding the impressions these people have of the client
Provide feedback to client regarding how other people might perceive changes in the client’s potential image(s) of self
Help client to plan for ways in which they might be able to modify (improve) the way other people perceive them.