Do you consider your age to be a contributing factor to yourcondition?
In a counseling session with an adolescent suffering from majordepression disorder, this question can be of significance. Given thatit is a yes/no question, the client is subjected only to two options,making the response specific (Ivey, Bradford Ivey & Zalaquett,2016). It would be important to pose this question to the clientsince there are chances that the major depression disorder could berelated to growth and development issues. Among such causative agentscould be peer pressure, hormonal changes and general adolescencechallenges.
It now seems that most of your depression challenges can directly beattributed to your age. Do you feel some bit of comfort in the factthat this is just a temporary stage that will soon come to an end?Having known that the client’s major depression syndrome isage-related, it is possible that they may take their challenge to bea normal occurrence. This question would help in evaluating theclient’s new opinions and views of themselves after the session.
How did you initially react to the situation?
This question can be posed to a traumatized veteran from a bombingevent in the course of duty. By trying to find out the client’sinitial reactions to an event, the inner emotions and feelings caneasily be determined (Chan, 2015). A shocking event such as a bombblast that leaves behind many casualties can be a source of traumafor a veteran. The question provides the client with room to explainall the events as they unfolded.
What measures will you put in place to cope with such events infuture?
It is important to develop client-centered solution in some cases(Ivey, Bradford Ivey & Zalaquett, 2016). Follow-up questions suchas these enable the client to take part in the problem-solving partof the counseling program.
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Chan, F. (2015). Counseling theories and techniques forrehabilitation and mental health professionals.
Ivey, A. E., Bradford Ivey, M., & Zalaquett, C. P. (2016).Essentials of intentional interviewing: Counseling in a multiculturalworld (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.