Previous Chapter Chapter 5: Clarifying Next Chapter

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Text Size

Clarifying
Clarifying

In Chapter 4, I argued that meaning and understanding are produced through a combination of active and authentic listening. In this chapter, I take the work of the coach a step further and examine the types of responses that the coach can make in order to clarify what the client has said, and also explore the purpose for doing so.

Gabbard (2009) describes clarification as an awareness-expanding intervention aimed at reducing distortion or pointing out patterns. In supportive psychotherapy, he says, the therapist clarifies frequently, and this is done by ‘restating, acknowledging, summarising, paraphrasing or organising a patient's statements’ (2009: 435). Thus, clarification enables ...

Looks like you do not have access to this content.

Login

Don’t know how to login?

Click here for free trial login.

Back to Top

Copy and paste the following HTML into your website