Psychotherapy Assessment Skills. by Manashantii Thursday 25th February 2016

The Psychotherapist’s Insight and perception skills.

The Psychotherapist’s Interview skills.

The Psychotherapist’s Questioning skills.

The Psychotherapist’s Listening skills.

The Psychotherapist’s Memory Skills.

The Psychotherapist’s Educating skills.

The Psychotherapist’s Reflective skills.

The Psychotherapist’s Emotional Expression skills.

The Psychotherapist’s Trust skills.

The Psychotherapist’s Boundaries skills.

The Psychotherapist Self-esteem and life experience.

The Psychotherapist’s Thoughts.

The Psychotherapist’s Empathy and Compassion skills.

The Psychotherapist’s Loving and Forgiveness skills.

The Psychotherapist’s Planning and Organisation skills.

The Psychotherapist’s Decision-making skills.

The Psychotherapist Knowledge of Neuroscience.

The Psychotherapist’s Knowledge of the Biochemistry of Emotions.

The Psychotherapist’s Knowledge of Relational Psychotherapy Skills

The Psychotherapist’s Understanding of Race, Culture, Sexuality and Gender Awareness skills.



Assess the following list of the client :-

Intra-personal skills, Interpersonal skills, Cognitive skills or Perceptual skills, Physical skills (Including energy levels and sleep patterns), Behavioural skills, Emotional nature, Medical History, Psychiatric History, Personal History. Family History (family’s historical events and family’s medical history), Spiritual experience, Appearance and Personal Hygiene. Sexual History, Sexual effects and Sexuality.



The Client’s ability to Trust.

The Client’s Life Experience.

The Client’s awareness of Race, Culture, Gender and Sexuality skills.

The Client’s memory skills.

The Client’s Insight skills.

The Client’s Reflective skills.

The Client’s Emotional expression skills.

The Client’s Thoughts.

The Client’s Self Esteem.

The Client’s Boundaries.

The Client’s Empathy.

The Client’s Compassion.

The Client’s Forgiveness.

The Client’s Ability to be Loving.

The Client’s Planning skills.

The Client’s Decision-making skills.


Use the book D.S.M.5  (Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders volume 5) by American Psychiatric Association