Reflective Listening

Reflective listening is a concept developed by Carl Rogers' client-centered therapy (hyperlink?) in which the counselor listens to what the client is saying and then reframes the material and repeats it back to them. It is a technique used in counseling and therapy that is comprised of two main elements: the therapist attempts to understand the speaker's idea and then offers the idea back to the speaker in order to confirm the idea has been understood correctly. This technique permits the client to "hear" what they were saying and evaluate the material for themselves. This can help the client to assess for themselves the logic and ramifications of what they have been saying and help determine whether or not they are valid.

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