The Counseling Relationship
Defining counseling, the purpose of counseling
Your philosophy of helping and reasons why you want to be a counselor.
Identifying characteristics of effective helpers and providing examples of your
personal strengths/limitations related to these characteristics.
Discuss a systems approach to working with clients as well as theories and
models for counseling and consultation. (A systems approach may include
contextual dynamics and family structure, power, coalitions or how the individual
interacts as part of a group or community).
Stages of Counseling and Building Relationships
Discuss the following:
Summarize the stages in the counseling process
Use research-based information to discuss Importance of building a working
relationship in the counseling process
Impact of technology on the counseling process
Research help-seeking behaviors of diverse clients and provide examples of
how that will influence the counseling process.
Discussion how to conduct an initial assessment including how to screen for
suicide and harm to others.
The Process of counseling
Discuss initial assessment, goal setting and screening for harm to self and/or
Discuss case conceptualization
Discuss the stages of counseling, exploration, insight and action.
Discuss theories and models of counseling, please include relevant
information related to ethical and culturally relevant strategies for working
with diverse clients
Discuss how ethics are integrated into the counseling process
The Person of the Therapist
Discuss the role of supervision and/or consultation in the
Discuss strategies for self-care that you might utilize as a