Reality testing Is one intervention I use to challenge beliefs. Reality testing is the technique of asking the client questions about their thoughts or their feelings. Reality testing helps the client to see a situation the way it really is instead of the way they feel or interpret it to be. One example would be the client states “I’m never going back downtown because it’s very dangerous and nothing good happens there “. D was assaulted when she lived on the streets downtown, therefore, she has a realistic fear of being downtown. It is not a true fact that nothing good happens downtown. This is an example where reality testing can be carefully used, four instances there is a really good ice cream shop downtown and D loves ice cream.