cnsl547 | Graduate
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Defining Personality and Change
- Integrate attending skills with a working theoretical orientation
- Define the theoretical model that influences the manner in which the counselor helps clients
- Identify current strategies for treatment of common presenting problems based on a specific theoretical orientation in view of the current standards of care
- Review working theories and theoretical orientations of counseling personality and behavior change
Establishing Priorities and Goals
- Develop a well-written and comprehensive treatment plan from assessment data
- Identify and prioritize presented problems
- Facilitate client goal-setting and intervention / action plans
- Define the role of questioning in assessment and intervention
- Develop client observation skills in relationship to verbal and nonverbal cues and responses
- Identify the influence of factors such as age, gender, and ethnicity in the counseling relationship
Enhancing the Therapeutic Relationship
- Describe how to elicit critical client content and incorporate it into the therapeutic process
- Identify and develop strategies to address client resistance at various points in the therapeutic relationship
- Examine the use of confrontation in counseling
- Explore basic influencing strategies
- Discuss the interaction of counseling within and between the larger system of family, school, and culture
Assessment and Termination Planning
- Define the role of termination and referral in the counseling relationship
- Demonstrate an ability to analyze and critique individual skills and identify areas requiring improvement and develop strategies of improvements
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