Solution focused detailed questions/reasons for couple

Solution focused detailed questions/reasons for couple

You will also practice micro-skills that pertain to your general skills as a counselor. When you assume the role of the counselor, you should also work to enact at least seven of the micro-skills pertinent to working with couples. See the attached micro-skills sheet and the highlighted skills to attend to: (ask at least 10 solution focused questions for each member and follow the following).

-Develop a list of questions that are Solution-focused perspective specific to the case study below and related to various micro-skills from the list (see attached file).
-Also, write an explanation as to why this question were asked?
-What is the purpose of this question and which micro-skill that is used?
-To which person is addressed and why?
-which person would you address first and why?

Case study:
Miguel (a Cuban American male) and Susan (Catholic from the USA) a couple married in their thirties. Miguel is an accountant and Susan is a school teacher. Currently reside with Miguel?s parents as they are saving for their own home. They have no children; however they report that they would like to have children in a near future. Miguel and Susan initiated counseling due to their inability to resolve conflict in the relationship. Miguel and Susan report that when a conflict arises Susan withdraws because Miguel will ?explode? and become loud and ?verbally abusive?. Miguel states that he has displayed this type of ?irrational? behavior since childhood and that his parents would often ignore his outbursts. Susan reports that yelling and verbal abuse have to stop before they have children.

Transcription of the therapist’s half of the interview    What microskill was demonstrated?    What microskill could have been demonstrated?
Provide an example of a revised or expanded response.

now there is a current situation where you have something to tell them. What are your concerns as you were to tell?
So, what are you afraid of?    Assumption
Well, so, she knows that you want to practice Buddhism. So, you already told her the news that you were afraid to tell her.    fixing    Open Q
Ah, you’re scared to talk about it.    Client lang
So, going back to the . . . issue of being pregnant in the past. . . . how did all that all turn out?
Mm, hm.    Para ling
So, you had the baby?    Clarification
Did you finish school?    Closed Q
Graduated with honors!    Validation
Okay. And have there been other topics or other issues that you’re afraid to discuss?    Closed Q
And how did they turn out?    Open Q