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The six types of intervention

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Authoring team

  • 1. Prescriptive - giving advice or instructions, being critical or directive

  • 2. Informative - imparting new knowledge, instructing or interpreting

  • 3. Confronting - challenging a restrictive attitude or behaviour, giving feedback

  • 4. Cathartic - seeking to release emotion as weeping, laughter, trembling or anger

  • 5. Catalytic - encouraging the patient to explore his own latent thoughts and feelings

  • 6. Supportive - offering comfort and approval, affirming the patient's intrinsic value

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