Egan ( 2010 ) Proposed A Method Of Following A Probe With An Empathic Response

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Egan (2010) proposed a method of following a probe with an empathic response (07:12. 19:20), although I feel as though I succeed in the usage of several probes (00:05, 09:32,11:45, 12:53, 20:37), my implications of reflectively responding (paraphrasing) could be improved (07:36, 16:48). The usage of probing aims to primarily to obtain and show understanding as well as mirror where the client is at, they are used frequently throughout the helping process. Egan (2010) recommends the practice of open questions, as opposed to the usage of closed questions (as they may feel interrogated), it allows further disclosure and more depth. Throughout the session I attempted to raise questions beginning with ‘how’ and ‘what’ (01:10, 03:53, 05:24, 05:54, 09:32, 12:53, 16:10) commonly recognised as open questions, these enabled a non-limiting answer from the client and elicited a more in-depth response from the client. I insinuated a couple of closed (00:49, 01:39, 02:00, 02:30, 04:26, 12:27, 23:08) questions too though, these didn’t seem to shut down the clients responses entirely however they did seem to narrow the client’s responses compared to when the open questions were used. On the occasion that psychological noise (my internal voice) interrupted, my attempts at using tracking (Staying with the client, close what they say) and active listening I had found myself panicking, looking at the floor and asking more closed questions to gain clarity. The client appeared to become confused,

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