2.3 Tip #2 for Socratic Questioning

Tip #2 for Socratic Questioning

2. Ask numerous questions to identify what information they had at the time the trauma occurred, or to identify all the reasons their behavior made sense at the time.


Patient belief: “I should have known they would hurt me”.

Socratic lines of questioning: 

  • “What did you know about the person at the time? What information did you have that they were dangerous?”
  • “Did you have any information ahead of time that the trauma would happen?”