CNL 515 Grand Canyon Universi

Practicing SOLER, Active Listening, Empathetic Listening, Probing, and Summarizing: Video 1 (Obj. 3.1, 3.2, 3.4 and 3.5)

Part One: Informed Consent

Sometime after day one of Week 2, you will receive a Zoom setup email to your GCU student account. Please check your email and follow the instructions to activate your Zoom account using your GCU email. This needs to be done to complete the recorded video assignments, beginning in Topic 3.

Watch the videos in the topical resources that demonstrate counseling micro skills and the videos regarding using Zoom. Review the “Skills Video Best Practices” and the “Counseling Skills Scale: Video 1” documents prior to recording your video. Take note of the specific skills in each area as you prepare to record your video.

Ask a volunteer to let you practice with them. Make sure you and the volunteer agree the volunteer will follow a mock scenario rather than add personal information to the session. Once they have agreed, have them complete the attached “Counseling Informed Consent Form-Volunteer” Form. Make sure the volunteer initials each section and signs and dates the form. The form must be completed and in your hand prior to recording any sessions with the volunteer. Upload this form into the assignment forum as an attachment.

*Important Note: Only adults can be used as volunteers. The volunteer must present a mock problem for you to practice the skills. Please confirm the session is a mock session. The adult can pretend to be a child in the fictional scenario. This session is to practice basic skills which will build upon as you work towards practicum and internship experience with real scenarios. Focus on the skills development rather than resolving the client’s concern.

Part Two: Record a Video Session Using Zoom

Video record this “session” with your volunteer using Zoom.

To record to your local computer, follow the instructions below:

  1. Start a meeting as the host.
  2. Click on the “Record” button in the Zoom toolbar.
  3. Select “Record on this Computer” to begin recording.
  4. To stop recording, click “Pause/Stop Recording” or “End Meeting.”

Once the recording has stopped, the recording must be processed before viewing or accessing it. You can locate the MP4 video file recording in a Zoom folder following the path below for these devices:

PC: C:\Users\User Name\Documents\Zoom

Mac: /Users/User Name/Documents/Zoom

This video should be between 10-15 minutes in length. In this video, you will be practicing the skills learned in Topic 1-3: Empathetic Listening, Probing, and Summarizing. First, welcome your client and review the informed consent form. Demonstrate how you will explain your role as a counselor and the importance of confidentiality. If you are practicing with a volunteer playing the role of a minor demonstrate how you would review this information with the minor and their parent/guardian. Once you have thoroughly reviewed informed consent and asked your volunteer to sign the form, begin using skills to elicit information from the client.

Be mindful of the SOLER skills reviewed in the textbook and be intentional about your body language demonstrating these skills. Use open-ended questions to elicit information about the problem and why this problem is important for the client to address. Demonstrate empathetic listening by reflecting meaning and emotions present. Demonstrate active listening through attentive body language and verbal encouragers. Use reflections to demonstrate an understanding of content and emotions.

A good guideline for these basic skills is to offer at least two reflections per one open-ended question. Too many questions can feel like an interrogation. Once the client has shared a significant amount of information or if you would like to focus or transition the session, use a summary (typically about three reflections of the content) to make sure you understand the problem and the perspective of the client.

As a reminder, the scenario discussed in the session should be fictional. Your job is to do the following:

  • Demonstrate the ability to welcome the client and begin the process of developing rapport.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively review informed consent.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use open-ended questions to learn more about the problem and to move the session forward.
  • Demonstrate SOLER skills.
  • Demonstrate verbal and nonverbal empathetic listening skills (meaning and emotions).
  • Demonstrate verbal and nonverbal active listening skills.
  • Demonstrate summarizing skills, particularly during transitions in the session.

Part Three: Counseling Skills Scale Reflection

Complete and submit the “Counseling Skills Scale: Video 1” document by evaluating the skills you demonstrated in the video. Review each skill and provide a few specific examples of each skill in the comments section. Make sure to complete Part 2 of the Skills scale document to provide a narrative review of the strengths and areas of growth. Make sure to add a link to the recorded Zoom session before submitting this document. In addition, submit a completed copy of the “Counseling Informed Consent Form-Volunteer “form.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

This assignment is informed by the following CACREP Standards:

2.F.5.f. Counselor characteristics and behaviors that influence the counseling process.

2.F.5.g. Essential interviewing, counseling, and case conceptualization skills.

Attachments

CNL-515-RS-CounselingSkillsScale-Video1.docx
CNL-515-RS-SkillsVideoBestPractices-Online.docx
Counseling Informed Consent Form-Volunteer.docx

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CNL 515 Grand Canyon Universi

Elements of a Successful Therapeutic Relationship (Obj. 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 and 2.10) CNL-515 ASSIGNMENT

The textbook and the readings for these first two topics begin to describe some of the key elements and skills for developing a successful therapeutic relationship.

Write a 1,200-1,500-word essay that describes the characteristics and roles you hope to embody as a counselor and the counselor dispositions that you want to bring with you. You may write in the first person for this assignment. Include the following in your paper:

  • Your role as a clinical mental health counselor or school counselor in the agency, school, and/or community you serve. Include strategies for collaborating with behavioral health care professionals. Refer to the importance of certification and licensure related to your role and professional identity.
  • Strategies to develop a counselor identity that fosters leadership, advocacy and provides services as a licensed professional counselor or school counselor for persons with mental health issues.
  • Depending on your program of study, refer to the Professional Dispositions of Learners or the attached Counselor Dispositions when completing this assignment. Consider your development regarding the dispositions related to your field of study and the ways in which you incorporated them into the counseling relationship. Provide specific evidence of your current progress.
  • Counseling skills you plan to practice for building rapport with clients/students. Include verbal and nonverbal skills.
  • Review how knowledge of theory is important to effective counseling strategies and alignment of these theories with counseling goals.

This assignment is informed by the following CACREP Standards:

2.F.1.b. The multiple professional roles and functions of counselors across specialty areas, and their relationships with human service and integrated behavioral health care systems, including interagency and interorganizational collaboration and consultation.

2. F. 5.a. Theories and models of counseling

2.F.5.f. Counselor characteristics and behaviors that influence the counseling process.

2.F.5.g. Essential interviewing, counseling, and case conceptualization skills.

5.C.2.a. Roles and settings of clinical mental health counselors.

5.C.2.k. Professional organizations, preparation standards, and credentials relevant to the practice of clinical mental health counseling.

5.C.3.d. Strategies for interfacing with integrated behavioral health care professionals.

5.C.3.e. Strategies to advocate for persons with mental health issues.

TEXTBOOKS

Egan, G. & Reese, R. (2019). The skilled helper: A problem management and opportunity development approach to helping (11th ed.). Brooks Cole Publisher. ISBN-13: 9781305865716

URL:

https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/cengage/2018/the-skilled-helper_a-problem-management-and-opportunity-development-approach-to-helping_11e.php

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CNL 515 Grand Canyon Universi

Practicing Gentle Challenge: Video 2 (Obj. 5.7 and 5.8) CNL-515 ZOOM ASSIGNMENT

Part One: Informed Consent

Watch the videos in the topical resources that demonstrate counseling micro skills and the videos regarding using Zoom. Review the “Skills Video Best Practices” and the “Counseling Skills Scale: Video 2” documents prior to recording your video. Take note of the specific skills in each area as you prepare to record your video.

Ask a volunteer to let you practice with them. Once they have agreed, have them complete the attached “Counseling Informed Consent Form-Volunteer” Form. Make sure the volunteer initials each section and signs and dates the form. The form must be completed and in your hand prior to recording any sessions with the volunteer.

*Important Note: Only adults can be used as volunteers. The volunteer must present a mock problem for you to practice the skills. Please confirm the session is a mock session. The adult can pretend to be a child in the fictional scenario. This session is to practice basic skills which will build upon as you work towards practicum and internship experience with real scenarios. Focus on the skills development rather than resolving the client’s concern.

Part Two: Record a Video Session Using Zoom

Video record this “session” with your volunteer using Zoom.

To record to your local computer, follow the instructions below:

  1. Start a meeting as the host.
  2. Click on the “Record” button in the Zoom toolbar.
  3. Select “Record on this Computer” to begin recording.
  4. To stop recording, click “Pause/Stop Recording” or “End Meeting.”

Once the recording has stopped, the recording must be processed before viewing or accessing it. You can locate the MP4 video file recording in a Zoom folder following the path below for these devices:

PC: C:\Users\User Name\Documents\Zoom

Mac: /Users/User Name/Documents/Zoom

This video should be between 10-15 minutes in length. In this video, you will be practicing the skills learned in Topic 1-5. In addition to the skills practiced in the first video skills demonstration assignment, make sure you use the problem identification skills to clarify the problem. Throughout the session, you will be paying attention to discrepancies your client may be presenting. The discrepancy may be between what the client is saying and their presented behavior, it may also be a discrepancy between their identified values, beliefs and current behavior.

A client may also present a discrepancy between abilities they identify and their identified problem. This information may not be evident; therefore, you may use open-ended questions to invite the client to share more about values, beliefs, abilities and other qualities of life which are important. For example, a client may share providing for his or her family is an important value; however, the client has missed several days of work due to alcohol use.

Another example is a client who has demonstrated an ability of making friends easily in the past yet is afraid to ask a coworker to lunch to create a better working relationship. A student may identify playing football is important, yet he refuses to quit smoking cigarettes after school. Gently challenge the client to consider different perspectives, or potential changes which may be beneficial to the client. Help the client identify any irrational beliefs or thoughts which may be affecting emotions or intensifying the problem. For example, what messages does the client say to themselves which may influence the problem? End the session by summarizing the information leading to preparing for the next session.

Your job is to do the following:

  • Demonstrate ability to welcome the client and begin the process of developing rapport.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively review informed consent.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use open-ended questions to learn more about the problem and to move the session forward.
  • Demonstrate verbal and nonverbal empathetic listening skills (meaning and emotions).
  • Demonstrate verbal and nonverbal active listening skills.
  • Demonstrate SOLER skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to challenge the client in a caring way, including identification of blind spots.
  • Demonstrate the ability to point out discrepancies between the client’s values, abilities, strengths and what their current problem or behavior is they are experiencing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and gently challenge distorted and/or irrational beliefs or thoughts.
  • Demonstrate ability to close session with a summary and preparation for the next session.

Part Three: Counseling Skills Scale Reflection

Complete and submit the “Counseling Skills Scale: Video 2” document by evaluating the skills you demonstrated in the video. Review each of the skills and provide a few specific examples of each skill in the comments section. Make sure to complete Part 2 of the Skills scale document to provide a narrative review of strengths and areas of growth. Make sure to add a link to the recorded Zoom session before submitting this document. In addition, submit a completed copy of the “Counseling Informed Consent Form-Volunteer” form.

This assignment is informed by the following CACREP Standards:

2.F.5.f. Counselor characteristics and behaviors that influence the counseling process.

2.F.5.g. Essential interviewing, counseling, and case conceptualization skills.

Attachments

CNL-515-RS-SkillsVideoBestPractices-Online.docx
CNL-515-RS-CounselingSkillsScale-Video2.docx
Counseling Informed Consent Form-Volunteer.docx

TEXTBOOKS Egan, G. & Reese, R. (2019). The skilled helper: A problem management and opportunity development approach to helping (11th ed.). Brooks Cole Publisher. ISBN-13: 9781305865716

https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/cengage/2018/the-skilled-helper_a-problem-management-and-opportunity-development-approach-to-helping_11e.php

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CNL 515 Grand Canyon Universi

Part One: Informed Consent

Watch the videos in the topical resources that demonstrate counseling micro skills and the videos regarding using Zoom. Review the “Skills Video Best Practices” and the “Counseling Skills Scale: Video 3” documents prior to recording your video. Take note of the specific skills in each area as you prepare to record your video.

Ask a volunteer to let you practice with them. Once they have agreed, have them complete the attached “Counseling Informed Consent Form- Volunteer” Form. Make sure the volunteer initials each section and signs and dates the form. The form must be completed and in your hand prior to recording any sessions with the volunteer.

*Important Note: Only adults can be used as volunteers. The volunteer must present a mock problem for you to practice the skills. Please confirm the session is a mock session. The adult can pretend to be a child in the fictional scenario. This session is to practice basic skills which will build upon as you work towards practicum and internship experience with real scenarios. Focus on the skills development rather than resolving the client’s concern.

Part Two: Record a Video Session Using Zoom

Watch the videos in the topical resources that demonstrate counseling micro skills and the videos regarding using Zoom. Review the “Skills Video Best Practices” and the “Counseling Skills Scale” documents prior to recording your video. Take note of the specific skills in each area as you prepare to record your video.

To record to your local computer, follow the instructions below:

  1. Start a meeting as the host.
  2. Click on the “Record” button in the Zoom toolbar.
  3. Select “Record on this Computer” to begin recording.
  4. To stop recording, click “Pause/Stop Recording” or “End Meeting.”

Once the recording has stopped, the recording must be processed before viewing or accessing it. You can locate the MP4 video file recording in a Zoom folder following the path below for these devices:

PC: C:\Users\User Name\Documents\Zoom

Mac: /Users/User Name/Documents/Zoom

This video should be between 20-25 minutes in length. In this video, you will be practicing the skills learned throughout this course. This session will build upon previous skills demonstrated and assessed. In addition, you will brainstorm possible goals the client can achieve and then collaboratively identify one or two specific, measurable, and achievable goals for the client to work towards between sessions. Review commitment level of your client and reinforce commitment language if present. Remember the scenario discussed in the session should be fictional. Your job is to do the following:

  • Demonstrate ability to welcome the client and begin the process of developing rapport.
  • Demonstrate ability to review informed consent.
  • Demonstrate SOLER skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use open-ended questions to learn more about the problem and to move the session forward.
  • Demonstrate verbal and nonverbal empathetic listening skills (meaning and emotions).
  • Demonstrate verbal and nonverbal active listening skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to challenge the client in a caring way, including identification of blind spots.
  • Demonstrate the ability to point out discrepancies between the client’s values, abilities, strengths and what their current problem or behavior is they are experiencing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and gently challenge distorted and/or irrational beliefs or thoughts.
  • Demonstrate ability to brainstorm list of possible goals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaboratively help the client develop specific, measurable and achievable goals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to help the client commit to change.

Part Three: Counseling Skills Scale Reflection

Complete and submit the “Counseling Skills Scale: Video 3” document by evaluating the skills you demonstrated in the video. Review each of the skills and provide a few specific examples of each skill in the comments section. Make sure to complete Part 2 of the Skills scale document to provide a narrative review of strengths and areas of growth. Make sure to add a link to the recorded Zoom session before submitting this document. In addition, submit a completed copy of the “Counseling Informed Consent Form-Volunteer”form.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

This assignment is informed by the following CACREP Standards:

2.F.5.f. Counselor characteristics and behaviors that influence the counseling process.

2.F.5.g. Essential interviewing, counseling, and case conceptualization skills.

2.F.5.h. Developmentally relevant counseling treatment or intervention plans.

2.F.5.i. Development of measurable outcomes for clients.

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CNL 515 Grand Canyon Universi

Part One: Informed Consent

Watch the videos in the topical resources that demonstrate counseling micro skills and the videos regarding using Zoom. Review the “Skills Video Best Practices” and the “Counseling Skills Scale: Video 2” documents prior to recording your video. Take note of the specific skills in each area as you prepare to record your video.

Ask a volunteer to let you practice with them. Once they have agreed, have them complete the attached “Counseling Informed Consent Form-Volunteer” Form. Make sure the volunteer initials each section and signs and dates the form. The form must be completed and in your hand prior to recording any sessions with the volunteer.

*Important Note: Only adults can be used as volunteers. The volunteer must present a mock problem for you to practice the skills. Please confirm the session is a mock session. The adult can pretend to be a child in the fictional scenario. This session is to practice basic skills which will build upon as you work towards practicum and internship experience with real scenarios. Focus on the skills development rather than resolving the client’s concern.

Part Two: Record a Video Session Using Zoom

Video record this “session” with your volunteer using Zoom.

To record to your local computer, follow the instructions below:

  1. Start a meeting as the host.
  2. Click on the “Record” button in the Zoom toolbar.
  3. Select “Record on this Computer” to begin recording.
  4. To stop recording, click “Pause/Stop Recording” or “End Meeting.”

Once the recording has stopped, the recording must be processed before viewing or accessing it. You can locate the MP4 video file recording in a Zoom folder following the path below for these devices:

PC: C:\Users\User Name\Documents\Zoom

Mac: /Users/User Name/Documents/Zoom

This video should be between 10-15 minutes in length. In this video, you will be practicing the skills learned in Topic 1-5. In addition to the skills practiced in the first video skills demonstration assignment, make sure you use the problem identification skills to clarify the problem. Throughout the session, you will be paying attention to discrepancies your client may be presenting. The discrepancy may be between what the client is saying and their presented behavior, it may also be a discrepancy between their identified values, beliefs and current behavior.

A client may also present a discrepancy between abilities they identify and their identified problem. This information may not be evident; therefore, you may use open-ended questions to invite the client to share more about values, beliefs, abilities and other qualities of life which are important. For example, a client may share providing for his or her family is an important value; however, the client has missed several days of work due to alcohol use.

Another example is a client who has demonstrated an ability of making friends easily in the past yet is afraid to ask a coworker to lunch to create a better working relationship. A student may identify playing football is important, yet he refuses to quit smoking cigarettes after school. Gently challenge the client to consider different perspectives, or potential changes which may be beneficial to the client. Help the client identify any irrational beliefs or thoughts which may be affecting emotions or intensifying the problem. For example, what messages does the client say to themselves which may influence the problem? End the session by summarizing the information leading to preparing for the next session.

Your job is to do the following:

  • Demonstrate ability to welcome the client and begin the process of developing rapport.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively review informed consent.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use open-ended questions to learn more about the problem and to move the session forward.
  • Demonstrate verbal and nonverbal empathetic listening skills (meaning and emotions).
  • Demonstrate verbal and nonverbal active listening skills.
  • Demonstrate SOLER skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to challenge the client in a caring way, including identification of blind spots.
  • Demonstrate the ability to point out discrepancies between the client’s values, abilities, strengths and what their current problem or behavior is they are experiencing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and gently challenge distorted and/or irrational beliefs or thoughts.
  • Demonstrate ability to close session with a summary and preparation for the next session.

Part Three: Counseling Skills Scale Reflection

Complete and submit the “Counseling Skills Scale: Video 2” document by evaluating the skills you demonstrated in the video. Review each of the skills and provide a few specific examples of each skill in the comments section. Make sure to complete Part 2 of the Skills scale document to provide a narrative review of strengths and areas of growth. Make sure to add a link to the recorded Zoom session before submitting this document. In addition, submit a completed copy of the “Counseling Informed Consent Form-Volunteer” form.

This assignment is informed by the following CACREP Standards:

2.F.5.f. Counselor characteristics and behaviors that influence the counseling process.

2.F.5.g. Essential interviewing, counseling, and case conceptualization skills.

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CNL 515 Grand Canyon Universi

Part One: Informed Consent

Sometime after day one of Week 2, you will receive a Zoom setup email to your GCU student account. Please check your email and follow the instructions to activate your Zoom account using your GCU email. This needs to be done to complete the recorded video assignments, beginning in Topic 3.

Watch the videos in the topical resources that demonstrate counseling micro skills and the videos regarding using Zoom. Review the “Skills Video Best Practices” and the “Counseling Skills Scale: Video 1” documents prior to recording your video. Take note of the specific skills in each area as you prepare to record your video.

Ask a volunteer to let you practice with them. Make sure you and the volunteer agree the volunteer will follow a mock scenario rather than add personal information to the session. Once they have agreed, have them complete the attached “Counseling Informed Consent Form-Volunteer” Form. Make sure the volunteer initials each section and signs and dates the form. The form must be completed and in your hand prior to recording any sessions with the volunteer. Upload this form into the assignment forum as an attachment.

*Important Note: Only adults can be used as volunteers. The volunteer must present a mock problem for you to practice the skills. Please confirm the session is a mock session. The adult can pretend to be a child in the fictional scenario. This session is to practice basic skills which will build upon as you work towards practicum and internship experience with real scenarios. Focus on the skills development rather than resolving the client’s concern.

Part Two: Record a Video Session Using Zoom

Video record this “session” with your volunteer using Zoom.

To record to your local computer, follow the instructions below:

  1. Start a meeting as the host.
  2. Click on the “Record” button in the Zoom toolbar.
  3. Select “Record on this Computer” to begin recording.
  4. To stop recording, click “Pause/Stop Recording” or “End Meeting.”

Once the recording has stopped, the recording must be processed before viewing or accessing it. You can locate the MP4 video file recording in a Zoom folder following the path below for these devices:

PC: C:\Users\User Name\Documents\Zoom

Mac: /Users/User Name/Documents/Zoom

This video should be between 10-15 minutes in length. In this video, you will be practicing the skills learned in Topic 1-3: Empathetic Listening, Probing, and Summarizing. First, welcome your client and review the informed consent form. Demonstrate how you will explain your role as a counselor and the importance of confidentiality. If you are practicing with a volunteer playing the role of a minor demonstrate how you would review this information with the minor and their parent/guardian. Once you have thoroughly reviewed informed consent and asked your volunteer to sign the form, begin using skills to elicit information from the client.

Be mindful of the SOLER skills reviewed in the textbook and be intentional about your body language demonstrating these skills. Use open-ended questions to elicit information about the problem and why this problem is important for the client to address. Demonstrate empathetic listening by reflecting meaning and emotions present. Demonstrate active listening through attentive body language and verbal encouragers. Use reflections to demonstrate an understanding of content and emotions.

A good guideline for these basic skills is to offer at least two reflections per one open-ended question. Too many questions can feel like an interrogation. Once the client has shared a significant amount of information or if you would like to focus or transition the session, use a summary (typically about three reflections of the content) to make sure you understand the problem and the perspective of the client.

As a reminder, the scenario discussed in the session should be fictional. Your job is to do the following:

  • Demonstrate the ability to welcome the client and begin the process of developing rapport.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively review informed consent.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use open-ended questions to learn more about the problem and to move the session forward.
  • Demonstrate SOLER skills.
  • Demonstrate verbal and nonverbal empathetic listening skills (meaning and emotions).
  • Demonstrate verbal and nonverbal active listening skills.
  • Demonstrate summarizing skills, particularly during transitions in the session.

Part Three: Counseling Skills Scale Reflection

Complete and submit the “Counseling Skills Scale: Video 1” document by evaluating the skills you demonstrated in the video. Review each skill and provide a few specific examples of each skill in the comments section. Make sure to complete Part 2 of the Skills scale document to provide a narrative review of the strengths and areas of growth. Make sure to add a link to the recorded Zoom session before submitting this document. In addition, submit a completed copy of the “Counseling Informed Consent Form-Volunteer “form.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

This assignment is informed by the following CACREP Standards:

2.F.5.f. Counselor characteristics and behaviors that influence the counseling process.

2.F.5.g. Essential interviewing, counseling, and case conceptualization skills.

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