Therapeutic Notes: The People Pleaser

My career journal is filled with scraps of paper, my dreams, countless questions, and thoughts; all of which bring a flood of memories with one powerful statement, which is “I wish someone would have told me this.” So, I’ll be the one telling you.

SOAP notes counseling

What do you do about the people pleaser? State sounds like you really care about people, and it sounds like you are doing more things for them than they are doing for you. State you value them and not caring about their  fake self

  • How do you get the truth?
  • How did you figure out a client is a people pleaser?
  • Summarize reflection ?

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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