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Verbatim Dialogue: Transcript from a Depression Counselling

Write a 5-7 minute interview with you playing the clinician. Present a real or imagined problem for the interview, such as a concern about work or school, a relationship issue, or a career issue. Pretend there is someone there observing the session. Introduce yourself and open the interview by making the participant comfortable, briefly informing the participant of the parameters of the interview (how much time you have together, limits of confidentiality, purpose) and ask if he or she has any questions. Then ask how you can help. At the end of the interview summarize what you have heard.

The transcription of the interview should describe the setting for the interview. It should contain dialogue that would be used in a real interview including any disfluencies (um, uh, ya know, etc). At the end of the interview, record your impressions of the session, and include feedback that would be given if there were an outsider at the session to observe ( focus on verbal and nonverbal behaviors of the clinician and the effectiveness of the interviewer in the opening minutes of the interview in putting the participant at ease).
*The attachment provides a checklist for the interview-please be sure all items are included).*


Solution Summary

The solution is a Verbatim 'simulation' of a Coaching/Counselling Interview in a clinical situation. The solution follows the APA format of 'reporting', presenting a Counselling Case/Dialouge & can be used as a reference in writing up verbatim dialouges for Clinical counselling. The Clinical issue is depression and the participants include an observer, the counsellor/psychologist & the patient, a High School female athlete whose life has been turned upside down by the divorce of her parents. The solution is divided into 3 parts: Part 1, case particulars & abstract/description of the verbatim dialouge, Part 2, the extensive verbatim dialozge during the session and Part 3, summary & feedbacl plus references that were used to create the simulated Clinical session. Attached with the solution is its word version for easy printing.