Creating a Therapeutic Alliance—a Safe Haven in Therapy

In which of the following responses does the therapist demonstrate her empathic attunement with Fernando?

As the therapist tracks the cycle she says to Fernando: Therapist: “So you go off on your own, then?” Fernando: “Yes, that is my only option.” Choose the therapist response that best demonstrates acceptance:

At the end of the session Fernando turns to Jane and asks her if she ever fights with her husband. Pick the response from Jane that best demonstrates the therapeutic stance of genuineness.