Probing and Summarizing Discussion

Probing and Summarizing Discussion

Topic 2 DQ 2 (Obj. 2.3 and 2.4)

Describe the skills of probing and summarizing. Identify verbal and nonverbal cues clients may present which communicates to the counselor the session is effective and cues the session is ineffective. Read and complete the “Probing and Summarizing Practice Exercise.” What did you learn from the exercise? What went well? What could have gone better? How well do you feel that your probing and summarizing furthered the counseling process? Did you notice any cues the session was effective or ineffective? If using a volunteer, be sure you obtain a verbal consent from the volunteer. Include at least one scholarly reference in your response.

This assignment is informed by the following CACREP Standard: 2.F.5.g. Essential interviewing, counseling, and case conceptualization skills.


Egan, G. & Reese, R. (2019). The skilled helper: A problem management and opportunity development approach to helping (11th ed.). Brooks Cole Publisher. ISBN-13: 9781305865716