Imagine you are tasked with conducting a counseling intake interview with a 19 year old college student who is feeling sad, unmotivated, and worried about his grades. It is the student’s first semester at school, and he is finding that he has gone from being an A student in high school to a B- student in college. He has also moved 500 miles away from his hometown to attend school.
This week’s lecture discussed a number of counseling approaches (cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic, and behavioral), that can be used to guide and understand an interview.
Which approach would you use to guide this intake interview? Explain why you think this approach is a good choice for this particular interview. Also develop at least 5 questions for your interview and explain how the questions fit with the approach you chose.
You may use any of the approaches discussed in this week’s lecture or you may also use one from:
McMaster, F., & Resnicow, K. (2012). Motivational Interviewing: moving from why to how with autonomy support. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9(19).
As appropriate, cite the online course, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources to substantiate the points you are making. Apply APA standards to for writing and citations to your work.
Conducting and Evaluating an Interview
By Monday, February 8, 2016 complete the assignment presented below.
During the first week of class you conducted your first practice interview, and in week three you developed an Interview Guide. For this activity, you will be using your Interview Guide, the analysis of potential interview biases from LASA 1, and the feedback you have received from your instructor to conduct an interview with a volunteer.
Prior to the Interview
After the Interview
Interviewer: How long have you been having headaches? CLOSED QUESTION
Interviewer: So it’s been several weeks since you’ve been able to sleep without problems? PARAPHRASE
|Assignment 1 Grading Criteria||
|Conducted interview and utilized the questions/techniques for an in-depth interview.||
|Transcribed interview completely. Identified the questions and techniques used.||
|Evaluated the open and closed ended questions used during the interview. Analyzed the effectiveness of the questions and how the patient responded. Suggested ways to improve the effectiveness of the questions.||
|Evaluated at least five interviewing techniques (at least one of each: paraphrase, summary, and reflection). Analyzed the effectiveness of the technique, and how the patient responded. Suggested ways to improve the effectiveness of the techniques.||
|Explained how the information gathered during the interview can aid in treatment planning for the client.||
|Identified at least two possible ethical issues that could arise during the interview. Explained how an ethical interviewer would deal with each of these issues.||
|Organization (16 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion
Style (8 points): Tone, audience, and word choice
Usage and Mechanics (16 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure
APA Elements (24 points): In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style
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