Probing And Understanding

Practice your skills in creating a probe to move a client forward. In your exercise manual, read Exercise 6.2, “Probing for Key Issues and Clarity,” on pages 56–58. Select one of the case examples in the exercise, and address the following:

  • Make an empathic statement.
  • Provide a possible probe.
  • Describe how the above statement and probe might help the client move forward.

Make sure to use the required readings from The Skilled Helper text to support your responses to the case and the construction of your empathic statement and probe.