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Preliminary Planning and Recording
forming a preliminary plan by asking yourself why you are you having this mtg, what is the purpose, what do I hope to accomplish, what is my tentative agenda, what might be the other person’s agenda, what would I consider a successful mtg? Allows you to begin the interview in a coherent fashion and helps you to have a tentative purpose to share with the client
Centering
involves organizing your personal thoughts, feelings and physical sensations so that they do not interfere stress reducing activities: positive self-talk, visualization, muscular relaxation, journal writing, deep breathing, and brief meditation helps you to be able to give your full attention to the client
Preparatory Self-Exploration
self-analysis or introspection by which you identify how you might be affected by your interaction with this particular person, issue, or situation also involves taking stock of other personal factors that may affect your readiness to provide services (i.e., personal stressors) identifying these factors and their effects on you helps you manage them so they don’t interfere with the professional service that the client deserves.
Preparatory Empathy
putting yourself in the client’s shoes and trying to see the world through their eyes helps to increase your sensitivity to the client’s thoughts and feelings about him/herself, the presenting issue and the situation
Preparatory Arranging
logistical preparation for a first meeting (scheduling, ensuring adequate time and privacy, and organizing the physical environment)
Preparatory Consulting
seeking advice from your supervisor or colleagues concerning an upcoming visit with a client may help you develop tentative objectives for the interview important for new workers – as you develop practice experience you may feel less need for this
Preparatory Exploring
asking questions about a prospective client and the situation pay close attention and try to gather information on the nature, severity and urgency of the issue, as well as strengths and resources available to the client.
Preparatory Reviewing
going over the available information before an initial contact
to gain an understanding of important facts and circumstances before meeting.
You may learn a client uses a wheelchair, is hard of hearing or that an interpreter will be required because the client speaks a different language. Potential pitfalls – accepting hearsay info. or opinions written as if they were facts. Thus, it is vital to keep an open mind and not make any pre-judgments