Assignment 1: Attending Behavior
Watch the Counseling Vignette 1 demonstration video as many times as you like, looking for attending behaviors in the words, expressions, posture, and eye contact of the counselor and the responses of the client athlete as the athlete does or doesn’t engage with the counselor.
Respond to the following questions:What’s going on?How do you know?What specific attending behaviors do you recognize in this vignette?What additional attending behaviors might the counselor have used and how exactly?
Counseling Vignette 1Summarize your responses to the bulleted items above and post them to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned. Through the end of the module, respond to others’ impressions of the video by adding perceptions of your own, taking a point of view, and assessing how well the counselor in the video displayed attending behaviors. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.
Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum PointsAccurately pointed out references to attending behaviors from the video.
8Cited examples from the client’s behaviors on video to substantiate findings.
8Contributed to the discussion by adding additional perceptions, offering a point of view about the counselor’s performance, and citing evidence.
8Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
As you have learned in this module, attending skills are vital for focusing on the patterns and behaviors of your clients. This assignment will give you an opportunity to attend to a client and see if you can notice specific behavioral, emotional, and cognitive patterns of possible concern to a counselor.Read the following fictional case study and identify all three presenting aspects of this client as they appear in the case study.
Create a table listing all the behavioral, emotional, and cognitive aspects of this client as they appear in the case study. Be careful not to interpret or assess. You are simply listing these aspects as they appear in the case study.Note: All aspects of this case study are completely fictional and any resemblance to a real person is coincidental.
Terri is an 18-year-old, single, college freshman, who is attending school on a full scholarship for basketball.
She is the only child of a single mother who lives in a studio apartment close to the school.
Your client reports, “Last week in a playoff game, I missed one of two free throws early in the third quarter, and we lost the game by one point.” In spite of scoring a total of 24 points, making eight rebounds and four assists, Terri states to you, “It is my fault we lost the game.
I can’t eat or sleep. I keep replaying that missed shot over and over and over. I’ve been going to the park across the street from my apartment and shooting free throws until late at night.
I let my team down. This is my fault.”Terri lives in an older part of town where crime is on the rise.
She finds herself distracted and nervous and states her heart flutters.
She has sweaty palms, dry mouth, and she feels petrified at the thought of showing up for the practices starting in a couple of days. “For two days now I’ve sent all my calls to voice mail.
I can’t call teammates or friends. My mom is probably worried because she hasn’t heard back from me.” Again she states, “I should have made that free throw. I choked. I blew it.
It’s my fault we lost. That’s a lot of dreams right out of the window for my team.
”Terri sells shoes part time at the mall and is up for a promotion to assistant manager. She is due back at work in two days after her break and says she does plan to go to work.
She is physically healthy, has experimented with beer but has never been drunk, and denies homicidal or suicidal ideation.Next,
explain how you will elicit the amount and type of information from a client in a real face to face situation.
What skills will you employ? What behaviors will you look for in the client?