Directions This is where you introduce the skills of assessment and questioning. The therapist/client relationship is based on trust and honesty, and occurs in a non-judgmental and safe environment. Therapists use questioning, assessments, and/or basic listening skills to relate to the client, build a relationship, and ascertain the methods, theory, and possible interventions/treatment that best suits an individual or family. See the Portfolio Project Directions for complete directions. Click the link below to view the directions and rubric: