Advantages Of Non Directive Interviewing

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Non-directive interviewing is widely used in two theory practices. Those theories are person-centered theory developed by Carl Rogers and psychodynamic approaches. When a clinician decides to use non-directive approaches they need to be aware of the pitfalls and the benefits of using non-directive approaches. Both approaches feel that letting the client talk freely will help the client build healing and growth. Clinicians also need to be aware that when working with their clients, sometimes it is easier to start the session with the client when using nondirective interviewing. Non-directive interview is good for a new clinician, because it will help them be more self-aware and will help them find out more about the themselves. When clinicians use non-directive approaches the clinician has a less chance of upsetting the client or missing the client’s diagnosis in early treatment. When clinicians use nondirective approaches it also benefits the client, because they feel that their feelings, actions, attitudes, and…show more content…
For example, when Jose was discussing the concern he has with his brother going back to their homeland and the environment in Puerto Rico. Then Dr. Neukrug empathy by reflecting and paraphrasing the clients statement about his brother and the concern he has for him. Empathy is the first core component of person-centered therapy. The next core component that will be discussed is congruence and this is also aligns with non-directive counseling, because the clinician is genuine and work in harmony with the client. Dr. Neukrug uses this skill when he discusses with the client that the doctor would like to answer all of the client’s questions to his problems, but that he is the only one that knows what his family needs. Then the last core concept is unconditional positive regard, all of these concepts align well with the person-centered

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