BSHS 385



Emotionally Focused Couples Paper

Watch the “Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy” video located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. You do not need to watch the entire video. At a minimum, watch from the 33-minute mark until the 70-minute mark, for a total of 37 minutes.


Write a 1,400- to 2,100-word paper about information-giving responses and the characteristics of interview phases.


Include examples from the video that demonstratethe following topics:


·         Nonverbal and verbal skills of counselor

·         Did certain questions or comments create a change in nonverbal or verbal actions for the clients?

·         What open- and closed-ended questions did the counselor use?

·         What techniques did the counselor use to paraphrase and summarize the words of the clients? Was this effective?

·         How did the counselor apply the information-giving responses?

·         Identify the exploration, clarification, and action stages of the interview.

·         What are examples of reflective feeling?

·         How did the counselor encourage the clients to self-disclose? Was she successful?

·         Provide your thoughts on the overall interview structure. Was it a comfortable setting? How could it be improved?


Format the paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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