allows therapist to demonstrate to the client that he is aware of the emotions the client is feeling and expresses empathy.

BCT: allows therapist to demonstrate to the client that he is aware of the emotions the client is feeling and expresses empathy. RF emphasizes a clients emotion words and demeanor and may reflect them back to the client using similar phrasing. RF is a crucial skill bc it shows empathy, conveys the therapists understanding and makes the client aware of his own emotions, show that you understand what they are feeling

Ex: 18 yr old girl reveals that she is having trouble fitting in and often sits alone in her room, the therapist responds by saying, “it sounds like you are feeling lonely and isolated from others”