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Therapeutic Communication Examples
Match the therapeutic communication term with its example.
Terms in this set (24)
"I follow you."
Good morning, Mr. S.
I'll sit with you a while.
I'll stay here with you.
I'm concerned about you.
Giving Broad Openings
What would you like to talk about?
What are you thinking about?
Offering General Leads
Tell me about...
My name is...
Visiting hours are...
My purpose in being here is...
Your voice is raised.
I notice that you're biting your lips.
I see you went to group
Placing the event in time or sequence
What led up to ....?
Was this before or after...?
When did this happen?
Encouraging Description of Perceptions
Tell me how you feel about that.
What are the voices saying?
Was this something like...?
Have you had similar experiences?
What do you think you should do?
Pt: "My brother spends all my money and then asks me for more."
Nurse: "He spends all your money?"
Verbalizing the Implied
Pt: "I can't talk to you or anyone here. It's a waste of time."
Nurse: "You feel like no one understands?"
Can you describe it more fully?
What kind of work?
What was your point?
We were talking about...
What did you say?
What do you mean by going off the deep end?
I see no one else in the room.
I didn't' hear that.
Today is Monday
Isn't that unusual?
That's hard to believe.
Have I got this straight...?
You've said that...
We just discussed...
How do you feel about...?
How does this relate to your anxiety?
Let's sit down and see if we can't figure out what produces your anxiety
Encouraging formulation of a plan of action
What could you do to deal with your anger next time?
How will you handle your suicidal feelings next time?
I hear that you're upset.
I can understand how you might feel that way.
That must be hard.
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