first proposed by U.S. psychologist Fritz Redl, the life-space interview is a crisis management technique used with children in residential treatment. Children are interviewed by trained staff members after a stressful event to try and quash these stressful events by restoring the child's belief in their abilities and strengthening their ego.

LIFE-SPACE INTERVIEW: "One of the main interview styles, a life-space interview will attempt to re-address a lack of confidence in children and adults by attempting to restore their ego and self-belief."
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