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From: Carla Di Domenicantonio
Date: 26 Apr 2010
Time: 12:51:16 -0500
Remote Name: 126.96.36.199
Hi, Maureen - I would say yes. Having the client verbalize goals in his own words is very meaningful. I often follow by a discussion of the goals and explore ideas they might have for attaining the goals. It allows me to see what s/he is thinking. We sometimes try out the client's suggestion and if it doesn't work, it allows us to consider other options which I discuss with the client. This is another way to get "buy in" from the client. It makes them part of the decision-making which can be great for self-confidence.