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Techniques of Counseling

1.Give an explanation of one way in which a counselor would begin an individual counseling session after completing an intake form with the client. Then, briefly describe a least two micro-skills (Paraphrasing, Active listening) that a counselor would use in the session, and explain why. Finally, explain how these micro-skills would help begin to build a therapeutic relationship with the client. Be specific.

2.describe the micro-skill with which student counselor may be most comfortable and the micro-skill with which they are least comfortable, and explain why. Then, explain what steps they could take to become more comfortable with the latter micro-skill.

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Techniques of counseling

Give an explanation of one way in which a counselor would begin an individual counseling session after completing an intake form with the client.

The initial interview is developed in efforts to establish rapport and generate flowing information. Once rapport has been established, the therapist and the client enter into a relationship to bring about a resolution of the problem. While the approach varies, the best approach to counseling is finding a theoretical approach that fits the specific problem (s) of the client. The counseling processing begins with the consent process-- that is obtaining the consent for the therapeutic intervention. Thus, the counselor/therapists would explain exactly what activities or tasks would be involved. Next, he or she should ensure the client of confidentiality. To begin the dialogue of counseling, the counselor would clarify the problem with the client. To do this, you set up a counseling schedule and explain how the process will proceed. In this way, the therapist/counselor can gradually come to an understanding of what will be involved during the counseling process. The next step in this initial phase of counseling is to listen to the client, as he or she communicates the problem.

Then, briefly describe a least two micro-skills (Paraphrasing, Active listening) that a counselor would use in the session, and explain why.

During the counseling process, communication is a key factor. Savage (1996) describes five styles of communication: (a) direct and open feedback, (b) open but partial communication, (c) distorted full ...

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This solution explains how a counselor would begin a counseling session after the inake session

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