A client describes his intense anger toward his wife, but the clinician senses some deep pain revolving around the client’s fear of an intimate relationship. The clinician therefore responds to

A client describes his intense anger toward his wife, but the clinician senses some deep pain revolving around the client’s fear of an intimate relationship. The clinician therefore responds to the client by saying, “I hear your anger, but I also sense some sadness regarding the inability of you and your wife to be closer.” The client sobs. This is an example of what kind of confrontation?
A) Higher level empathy
B) Use of satire and irony
C) “You/but” statements
D) Asking the client to justify the discrepancy
E) Reframing

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