The Three Stage Model of Interviewing

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The Three Stage Model of Interviewing
May 11.2015
The Three Stage Model of Interviewing
In our ever day lives we use communication to engage with people and talk about
whatever they feel like. In the field of human services we communicate by interviewing.
Interviewing is different from random conservations and has a greater purpose. By interviewing
our clients we can discover their stories and help them to learn to solve their problems. This
paper will discuss the three stages of model in interviewing; discuss the different elements in
each stage, and whether I believe if there are differentials in interviewing related to gender,
cultural, and religious beliefs.
Three Stages
There are three stages in the interviewing model to help the one conducting the interview.
These stages are to help structure and guide you through your interview. Each of these stages
will help the human service worker to gain confidence in interviewing the client and help the
client to open up and talk about their issues. The three stage model of interviewing is
exploration, clarification, and action.
In the exploration stage of interviewing you are building the relationship with your client.
In building a relationship with your client you can get to know them better and help them to feel
more comfortable with the whole interviewing process. The elements of exploration are
attending behavior, effective questioning, reflecting content and feeling, and integrating your
exploration skills. One of the elements that assist in the exploration stage of interviewing is
attending behavior. Attending behavior is where you show interest in what your client is saying
and encourages the client to open up and talk freely. Evans, Hearn, Uhlemann & Ivey (2011)
state attending behavior facilitates client communication by helping a client communicate in a
free and open manner, and keeping interviewer…