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The Use Of Compliments In SFBT

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The use of compliments in SFBT both helps the client to feel confident in themselves and in what they are doing as well as helps to discover strengths the client possesses. Compliments should not be used by the therapist as a method of being kind to the client rather they should reality based and derived from communication that is taking place during therapy (DeJong and Berg, 2013). The use of compliments as a technique in clinical situations is preferable as it provides the client with immediate positive feedback reinforcing the client’s efforts to change. A potential risk to using compliments in therapy is that when given or received compliments may feel awkward for all individuals involved. Additionally, a risk of giving compliments is
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