Counselling Skill – Immediacy.
Therapeutic Relations- Activity Instructions
Below you will be exploring responses to common communications in the counselling process. These situations often lead the new RPN to feel at a loss of how to respond.
Your task is to develop and respond to each encounter that demonstrate a beginning mastery of the counselling skill “immediacy”. Provide rationale/ evidence as to why you chose that response.
- You are dealing with a client who hints that he or she is sexually attracted to you. (i.e. “I’m not sure I can speak with such an attractive nurse!”)
- You are counselling a client who has become demanding. (i.e. “If you can’t talk to me for an hour, I don’t think you care enough to help me”)
- You are feeling confused, and you are not sure what to do next in the interview.
- Your client continually questions your training. (i.e. “You seem really young. I don’t know if you could help me with this problem” or “Did you go to school for a certificate, because I’m not sure you know what you are doing”)