Spy The Lie Week Summary

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Hagston Journal I started to read the book Spy the lie week. The book was written by former central intelligence agency (CIA) officers whose methods have become declassified. Their purpose is to help people recognize deceit and when others are not being candid. Deceit is expressed in verbal and nonverbal ways. The authors indicate everyone has bias. It is unavoidable. However, if we do not manage bias as a counselor then we could be guilty of confirmation bias. Confirmation bias will lead me to interpret and recall information that confirms existing beliefs. For example, I may be wanting a client to stop drinking alcohol. I may be sure that a client is abstinent and avoid looking behaviors alluding to the contrary. In addition, wishful thinking is a form of self-deception which can lead to a myriad of results. The results can involve a client failing to meet their goals …show more content…

Operating from a theory will help me to remain focused on therapeutic goals and allow for more in-depth processing. In addition, biases can be managed more effectively while adhering to guidelines directing me to appropriate responses. I think counseling without a theoretical perspective is like going on a road trip without a map. After learning about many of the theories, the strategic family therapy seems to click with me the most. When I get chance, I am going to do additional research on this approach and ask questions as needed. By looking up videos of this approach I can begin to learn more in depth about what this theory looks like in practice. Like many people I tend to be visual and appreciate it when I can have a demonstration of what a technique is intended to look like when implemented. Many techniques are overlapped into different theories. I believe it is important to know the theories. However, it is also important to know how the techniques are implemented from the various

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