2.4 Tip #3 for Socratic Questioning

Tip #3 for Socratic Questioning

3. Expand the patient’s view of other causes and responsible parties.


Patient belief: “It’s my fault I was assaulted because I was being too nice.”

Socratic lines of questioning: 

  • “Are nice people to blame for the bad things that happen to them?”
  • “When someone commits a crime against someone else, who do you typically believe is responsible?”
  • “Who exactly perpetrated a crime against who in this case?