Imagine that you have been assigned to work with Mr. Shull after his social worker, Dr. Gray, left the agency. This is your first interview with him, and he says abruptly, “You know, Dr. Gray was the greatest, and she knew everything about me. I just don’t think you and I will be able to get along as well. My situation is so unique

Imagine that you have been assigned to work with Mr. Shull after his social worker, Dr. Gray, left the agency. This is your first interview with him, and he says abruptly, “You know, Dr. Gray was the greatest, and she knew everything about me. I just don’t think you and I will be able to get along as well. My situation is so unique.” Discuss how you would respond to Mr. Shull. What is going on in this client’s life that may be helpful in forming a therapeutic relationship? What strengths noted in his case vignette would influence your response?