This assignment will be the first component of your final project. It will assess your basic counseling skills as they relate to therapeutic relationship building, goal setting, and treatment planning.
Create a 10–15 page hypothetical dialogue that occurs during an initial session with a client. In the dialogue, demonstrate the basic counseling skills of empathy, reflective listening, and summarizing. Also, demonstrate your ability to create a good therapeutic relationship through appropriate goal setting and treatment planning in collaboration with your client. After the dialogue, in 4–6 additional pages, justify the way you conducted the session with references to at least ten peer-reviewed articles or book chapters.