Reflection

Reflection of Feelings
This is the reflection of  someone (i.e. the speaker) of what has been said. 
There are various forms or components of this.

Types of reflection
  • Direct reflection, sometimes called parroting.
  • Paraphrasing
  • Summarizing
  • Sharing of understood meaning
  • Conveying of understanding:  Carl Rogers moved from using the word reflection to the conveying an understanding of what was said.
  • Reflecting of feelings that one perceives that is beyond what the speaker may even be aware of.
    • Feelings guesses
    • Needs guesses
  • Checking of understanding.



Cormier and Cormier 1991
 steps for learning how to reflect feelings
Interviewing strategies for helpers

Ivey and Ivey 2007
 steps for learning how to reflect feelings
Intentional Interviewing and counseling: Facilitating client development in a multicultural society
 

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