In viewing a videotape of Tom’s session with his client you notice that he is not reflecting the client’s emotional content. Tom is an advanced intern with strong therapeutic skills. In discussing his interaction with the client, you learn that this client represents Tom’s first time working with a physically violent client. Tom states, “I just don’t know what to do. Do you think it would be o.k. for me to refer him?” Which response would you most likely make? a. “No. You’ll continue to work with this client. You need to use more reflection in your responding to him.” b. “I understand that working with a batterer can be intimidating. Tell me what that’s like for you.” c. “I understand that working with a violent client is difficult. Tell me more.” d. “Say more about that.”
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