We have this assignment where we have to have a ten minute long conversation with a patient. We then go back, write as much down, word for word as we can remember in columns. One column for the patient's words, one column for our words and one column for the type of therapeutic or non therapeutic technique we used. In any case, I have it all written down and I am at a loss for which type of technique it is.
Patient explains they are doing a home study to make sure the home is safe enough for her to go home.
I say "I hope that goes well for you."
I cannot for the life of me match it to any of the techniques provided on our list. So I thought I'd put it out there and see if you guys had any ideas.
My options are...
- giving recognition
- offering self
- open ended question
- offering general leads
- placing the event in time or sequence
- sharing perceptions
- theme identification
- giving information
- verbalizing the implied
- suggesting collaboration
- encouraging formulation of plan
- Close ended questions
- introducing unrelated topic
- rejection advising
- belittling expressed feelings
- using stereotyped responses
- following standard forms too closely
- providing the answer with the question
- failure to listen
It just seems like none of these are a fit for this. I don't believe it's necessariliy therapeutic and about half of this list is non therapeutic, but I'm totally at a loss here and ready to invent a technique. LO