4.1 Therapeutic Communication Skills

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4.1 Therapeutic Communication Skills

Pick an aspect of therapeutic communication to complete your assignment. Here are some example aspects or you may choose a different one.

  • Boundaries
  • Transference
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Non-Verbal Meanings
  • Resistance
  • Alliance
  • Listening and Attending

Once you have chosen an aspect, how would you explain/demonstrate active listening, paraphrasing, and mentalizing using the aspect you have chosen?

Demonstrate/explain your knowledge and skills of therapeutic communication in order to do the following:

  • Assess the needs of the client
  • Respect the client’s values and beliefs
  • Provide support
  • Encourage the client to verbalize feelings
  • Offer effective communication with the client.


  • Discuss the problems/barriers that can arise for the topic you have chosen.
  • Identify how these problems/barriers can interfere with therapeutic communication.
  • Discuss how this aspect of therapeutic communication might change to enhance alliance-building with individuals who are from another culture (choose one).
  • What would help you improve upon your delivery of the chosen therapeutic communication technique?