Empathy in the Interview Process Persuasive Essay by Nicky

This writer relates an interview with a mental health client on his experience with skilled helpers.
# 145984 | 1,696 words | 5 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 12, 2010 in Psychology (Therapies) , Communication (Interpersonal) , Psychology (General)

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The writer discusses how a Mr. Smith, who was recently discharged after a period of institutionalization for drug rehabilitation, expressed a desire to participate in the interview process. The writer explains Egan's conception of skilled therapeutic support and his model of maturity and how they applied to this interview. The writer also discusses which communication methods he employed in the interview and focuses on the value of his empathetic approach in making the interviewee comfortable. The writer concludes this paper by emphasizing the value of empathy in approaching therapeutic scenarios.

Mr. Smith's Interview According to Egan
Communication Methods Employed in Interview

From the Paper:

"The immediate and long-term health of the patient undergoing treatment and recovery are impacted by the emotional state of the patient, the patient's access to support and an ability to retrieve the information, counsel and representation which are necessary during convalescence. This is verified in the motives of the fictitiously named Mr. Smith, who was recently discharged after a period of institutionalization and who expressed a desire to participate in the interview process. Given the numerous areas in which mental healthcare must be subjected to change and refinement to meet a diversity of demands, the goals of this interview process will be to provide anecdotal documentation of individual case experiences and, simultaneously, to provide qualitative data contributing to the assessment of quality of mental healthcare, counsel strategies and skilled helper approaches."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Levitt, H.M. (2002). The Unsaid in the Psychotherapy Narrative: Voicing the Unvoiced. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 15(4): 333-350.
  • Myers, S. (2003). Relational healing: To be understood and to understand. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 43(1): 86-104.
  • Myers, S. (2000). Empathetic listening: Reports on the experience of being heard. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 40(2): 148-173.
  • Rogers, C.R. (1995). What understanding and acceptance mean to me. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 35(4): 7-22.
  • Yoder-Wise, P.S. & Kowalski, K. (2003). The power of storytelling. Nursing Outlook, 51(1): 37-42.

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