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Counsellor Information

Giving Rationale


Giving a Rationale Instructions for the Advisor

Giving a Rationale - Instructions for the Advisor PPAZ Prevention of psychological disability

A rationale an acceptable explanation for the state of mind of the client. The aim of this in for self-employedis people the guidance is to give hope and perspective. The symptoms the client is experiencing are a normal reaction to a stressful situation. Symptoms act as a warning. Within the StimulusA rationale is an acceptable the state of mind the client.asThe of this in intervention. the Cognition-Response (SCR) explanation model a for rationale can beofviewed a aim cognitive guidance is to giverationale hope and perspective. Theclient symptoms the client is experiencing are a normal Having a different enables the to look at the whole situation. This is a good reaction to a stressful Symptoms act asguidance. a warning. Within Stimulus-Cognition-Response starting point for thesituation. beginning of the Give the a metaphor to aid the client’s (SCR) model a rationale can be viewed as a cognitive intervention. Having a different rationale understanding. enables the client to look at the whole situation. This is a good starting point for the beginning of the guidance. Give a metaphor to aid the (see client’s understanding. An example is the scale metaphor below). The scale metaphor illustrates that there is a balance between burden and capacity. When the equilibrium is disrupted the solution can be An example is the scale metaphor (see below). The scale metaphor illustrates that there is a balance to rebalance the scales. The workload should be temporarily reduced (less work, fewer between burden and capacity. When the equilibrium is disrupted the solution can be to rebalance the obligations, etc.) or the ‘carrying’ capacity should be increased (more social support scales. The workload should be temporarily reduced (less work, fewer obligations, etc.) or the mobilization, better time management, better relaxation, better physical conditions, etc.). ‘carrying’ capacity should be increased (more social support mobilisation, better time management, better relaxation, better physical conditions, etc.). The handout on overload can be used to help provide an understanding. The client can use this The information to understand histosituation from a broader perspective. leaflet on overload can be used help provide an understanding. The client can use this

information to understand his situation from a broader perspective. Offering a rationale to the client is important right from the beginning of your guidance. A rationale can be given repeatedly, possibly in from a revised form. of your guidance. A rationale Offering a rationale to the client is important right the beginning can be given repeatedly, possibly in a revised form.

Workload/burden Obligations (work, family, leisure) Life events Problems

capacity mental strength physical strength social supports autonomy/ control

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COUNSELLOR - Giving Rationale  

Instructor information on the process of providing rationale as a method explanation to the client

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