Therapeutic Notes : Empathic Understanding

SOAP notes counseling

  • Effectively communicate that you understand the youth emotionally as well as cognitively
  • Enhance the youth’s and parents’/guardians’ perception that they can communicate with their needs
  • Enhance self-worth (if she finds value in me, I must have value)

Advice from a clinical supervisor Stay flexible- as you get to know your clients and what makes them tick, be careful not to “pigeonhole” them based on information about their culture, religion, family background, spirituality, socioeconomic status, etc. Avoid stereotypes. Be open minded. This allows the social worker to work with a wide variety or range of clients. Clients often feel, “if the social worker accepts me, then I must be okay.” Disclaimer: My blog is to be used for general information, inspirational, and motivational purposes. I share things that I’ve learnt and experienced.  In case of need, do seek help from a professional in the relevant field.

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6 Responses to Therapeutic Notes : Empathic Understanding

  1. pvcann says:

    yes to all of that.

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  2. Prior... says:

    This allows to so much – for example – I just did some CE training about working with Vets in higher Ed and one of the models noted to not assume they will
    Feel
    Kindred with other vets – they often don’t!
    And anytime we can watch stereotypes it is helpful
    And enjoyed your tips here! For a counselor/clinician or for all
    Of us who care for others

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