en vs Closed Questions?
Closed questions have their place in crisis intervention. Change the following lead questions to ones that are targeted and look for specific, concrete responses.
1. Client statement “I’m a loser in love. Loser on the job. Loser in life. I just wonder whether it’s worth it to keep on going.”
Lead Question: “So right now you aren’t sure whether to go on. All those things have piled up and really got you down on yourself.”
Your Targeted Question: ? It seems as though you have a lot of things on your mind
2. Client statement “It’s just so hard. This is the third time I’ve been divorced and when I try to start dating again I’m only attracted to the same losers.
Lead Question: “You are sorta wondering what is wrong with you”
Your Targeted Question: ?
3. Client statement: “I’ve tried everything to get off booze I tell you. Nothing has worked. Once and addict always an addict”
Lead Question: “You really seem down on yourself?”
Targeted Question: ??
Make sure to clearly identify your target questions for the 1,2, or 3 statements.