II. Indications

  1. Obtain psychosocial history

III. Technique: BATHE Mnemonic

  1. Background: "What is going on in your life?"
  2. Affect: "How do you feel about it?"
  3. Trouble: "What troubles you most about the situation?"
  4. Handle: "What helps you handle the situation?"
  5. Empathy
    1. "This is a tough situation to be in"
    2. "Anybody would feel as you do"
    3. "Your reaction makes sense to me"

IV. References

  1. Stuart (1993) Fifteen minute hour, Praeger

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