Human Social Functioning


Module 2 – Outcomes

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Not every Interview will progress through all the stages outlined on the previous pages.  Even where this occurs, successful outcomes are not always the same since they will accord with the nature of the content explored. Given these considerations, what can come from a successful Interview?  Below are outlined the most frequent outcomes.

Reduced regression

Where people are in severe difficulties they are more likely to regress to earlier defence mechanisms.  One outcome can be a reduction of these primary patterns (e.g. reducing withdrawal from others).

Stronger ego

Where the ego is not sufficiently strong to tackle the problems effectively, the Interview can have the effect of strengthening (e.g. having a more positive self-regard than before).

Stating and/or recognising the problem

The Listening/Mirroring process validates a problem as real – to be taken seriously (e.g. an anxiety).

Understanding the problem

A stage further is to actually understand the nature of the problem (e.g. the root of the anxiety).

Release from the burden of the problem

‘A problem shared…’ The problem loses some of its power through being shared with another.  A further dimension is where self-healing can take place. (E.g. feeling guilty about breaking a relationship).

Change of attitude

Seeing the problem differently, and/or different ways of solving the problem, can reduce its power and release the person (e.g. ‘I don’t have to be perfect – well… not always anyway!’)

Gaining of hope

With the release or partial release from the burden is the likelihood of increased hope – life’s future can be amended even changed.

Opening up of experience and inner resources

The Interview can help people to be in touch with their own experience and resources (e.g. how they previously tackled a similar problem).

Release of energy and the urge to act

Various of the above can lead to a release of energy.  The peer relationship acts against this energy being locked in projection onto the Interviewer.  Energy is available to the Interviewee to use.

Amended behaviour

E.g. as changes in the way the person acts towards others.


The ability to use the HSF process for themselves independently of the Interviewer.


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