This discussion prompt has two parts.
Part I: Please review the following client session:
Manny, a 35-year old male has been seeing you for counseling to address substance abuse issues. During the course of his counseling session, Manny shared, “I started drinking following the death of my mother in 2016. At first, it was just a couple of beers that eventually it turned into a six-pack every day. After mom died, I lost my direction in life. I felt hopeless and contemplated whether or not I could move on with my mom. In some ways, the alcohol dulled my pain enough that I did not commit suicide. I thought about it a lot but I would drink a few beers and pass out. My wife is threatening to leave me and take our children so I decided it was time to get some help.” Using the Basic Listening Sequence (BLS): empathetic response, open-ended question, closed-ended question, statement of encouragement, paraphrasing, reflecting, and summarizing, how would you respond to Manny? Please use the following format in your responses:
Skill: Empathetic Response
Skill: Open-Ended Question
Skill: Closed Ended Question
Skill: Statement of Encouragement
Part II: In 1-2 paragraphs, discuss how you would help Manny ‘restory’ the information shared during session. Consult Figure 8.1 in the course text for assistance. For this section, you must cite the course text by providing both in-text and reference citations.
In order to adequately complete this discussion assignment, you MUST submit each of the seven skill/question responses required. They must be formatted properly. You must complete part two and include an in-text citation from the course text. You MUST reply SUBSTANTIALLY to at least TWO peers. It is okay to label each part.