Characteristics of Helpful, Non-threatening Feedback. Psyc 4030. Behavior not the person. Refer to what a person does Not what you imagine he/she is. Use adverbs (which relate to actions) Not adjectives (which relate to qualities) Say a person " talked considerably in this meeting,"
Behavior not the person.
Observations not Inferences
Description not Judgment
“More or Less" Behavior not “Either-or.“
Specific Situation, “Here and Now," not Abstract Behavior “There and Then."
Give Advice Tentatively and with Alternatives
Feedback Must Help the Client Not Relieve the Counselor
Choose Your Dose Based on Client Capacity
Choose Your Moment & Place
Avoid Guessing Motives