Create an initial post and describe how the counselor’s behavior demonstrates at least two of the techniques/skills

First, introduce yourself to the class. Include your major and anything you would like to share about yourself. Then address the prompt below.

For this discussion, you will watch a counselor conduct a screening and intake interview. You will then assess her performance.

Interviewing is both an art and a science. While there are specific proven techniques the counselor uses to obtain information (science), there is also art in relating to the client as an individual and making that person comfortable enough to share personal details. Science provides the structure, while art provides the context.

Keeping in mind that every intake will evolve differently due to the individuals involved, take the following steps to observe and evaluate one counselor’s efforts:

Watch the following video: Example for Intake Interview Video (16:44).
Create an initial post and describe how the counselor’s behavior demonstrates at least two of the techniques/skills listed below. After you describe them, discuss how effectively the counselor carried them out and how you might do things differently. Note that you will not see your peers’ posts until you have created your own initial post.
Discussing confidentiality
Showing empathy
Remaining nonjudgmental
Gaining cooperation
Questioning skills
Listening skills
See what your peers say, and respond to at least two of them.
Where do you agree?
What did you learn that was new?

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