Identify several counseling behaviors that were effective in developing a positive client/counselor relationship.

All students will have the opportunity to experience or simulate individual or group counseling by: Participating in ‘mock’ individual counseling Viewing videos of counseling sessions Use their own current individual or group counseling sessions (must be approved by instructor) The Counseling Experience needs to be equivalent to four (4) individual or four (4) group counseling sessions at 40-50 minutes each. The video selections to view are only those on the Counseling Experience options list. (The list is located on the left side of our course Home Page). Video selections are via UB Libraries. This assignment includes two required parts. All students are required to complete each part of the assignment; total assignment page length: 5-6 pages. A. Journal; 2-3 pages (30 points) Use the journal question prompts. Use the journal sections in the Counseling Experience Paper template to document each ‘session.’ Use the guiding questions that pertain to your Counseling Experience choice. Four (4) journal entries are required. In your journal entries, use the journal prompt questions; you will reflect on what stood out to you, what affected you. (It is not necessary to include personal content.) Be sure to reflect on your experience – what were your thoughts, feelings, etc. What was meaningful for you, or not? Please do not just include content, as it is the experiencing that is the focus of this assignment. B. Reflection Paper: 2-3 pages (35 points) You will synthesize and integrate your journal entries into your reflection paper. The template for your Reflection Paper is in UBlearns. In your paper, as relevant to your Counseling Experience choice, it is necessary to include: Client population Session goals Theoretical orientation Interventions used Identify several counseling behaviors that were effective in developing a positive client/counselor relationship. Identify specific interventions used by the counselor that you felt were most helpful in changing maladaptive thoughts, affect, or behaviors. Based on this experience, what did you learn about the role of a helper? Based on this experience, what did you learn about yourself, and/or learning to become a helper?[order_button_a]