2.2 Tip #1 for Socratic Questioning

Tip #1 for Socratic Questioning

  1. Identify the patient’s belief and gain a better understanding for their basis for it.


Patient belief: “It’s my fault that I was sexually assaulted”.

Socratic lines of questioning: 

  • “Tell me, exactly how was this your fault?”
  • “What exactly do you think you should have done differently?”
  • “If this had happened to your loved one, would you think it was their fault, too?”