Assignment Counseling Process

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Assessment task one: short answered questions1.Strategies in counseling processOpen ended questions- These are tools used in a counseling process which give participantschance to express their answers without limiting them[ CITATION Bun16 \l 1033 ]. Example acounselor can ask; tell me the variety of vegetables you consume?Affirmations- It is a strategy that a counselor conveys to the participant to understand is beingempathized[ CITATION Ros15 \l 1033 ].Example: Congratulation it seems you understand the typesof vegetables variety that your body requires for healthy livingReflective listening- It is a special type of listening that lets the participant understand that theyare being heard and understood[ CITATION Bun16 \l 1033 ]. Example the counselor can use gestureslike crossing their arms.Summaries- they are strategies where counselors use one general theme to combine participantsseveral thoughts or feelings[ CITATION Bun16 \l 1033 ]. Example the counselor can summarize: Iunderstand your predicament originating from several responsibilities bestowed to you.Clarifications- It is a strategy that can be used in counseling process to make the participantmention or repeat a key fact. Example ‘You mentioned earlier that you are divorced’ is that so?Reviewing- They are used to understand the participants entry behavior. Example, ‘in our lastsession we were able to agree on ..........’Building rapport- It building a creative environment that makes a client to feel comfortable andat ease[ CITATION Ros15 \l 1033 ]. Example ‘I see.....Go on.....yes that’s true..........1. There are two scenarios that can face counselors include: Mental health disorders (stress,anxiety, relationships) and self-esteem problems (disabilities, withdrawals). Solutions will belimited to psychological therapy and bereavement counseling[ CITATION Ros15 \l 1033 ].2. Counselors can use cognitive resonance that allows the patient to identify the pros and conscaused by the risky behavior or problem.
3. The counselor can use motivational interviewing like ‘if you change your behavior your healthwill improve.’4. The counselor can use the phrase ‘your past is unforgettable but let’s focus on the currentproblem..........................’’5. The counselor can use the following to review and monitor: reflecting back, clarifying,summarizing and questions that show interest.6. By reflecting back on the issues and allowing the respondent to express emotions and feelingswithout interruptions.7. That can be achieved by allowing clients independence in owning the entire process.8. Reviewing unresolved issues increases cognitive nature of respondents to continue with thediscussions.9. Judging makes a conclusion which should be done at right time if done late it leads lack ofmore information’s.10 Examples: the client agrees ‘yes’ ‘thanking’ ‘nodding the head’ ‘signs of impatientmovements.’11. The role of client in end of counseling is to show room to change and acceptance to thecounseling process.12. The ending session is important in creating acceptance to change and setting date for the nextsession.13. The boundaries created between the two at the beginning are important in creatingprofessionalism and formalizing the counseling process.14. Five things for ending session are summarizing, giving client time ask questions, makereferrals, and make next appointments, record key events of next sessions.15. By using phase, ‘I think we discussed several key points today, we have agreed thatsounds true....... Let’s plan an extra time for..................
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