For this project, write a mock dialogue with a suicidal client. You may use the same client scenario that you used in the Unit 5 assignment, or you may create a new scenario.
In your dialogue, demonstrate basic counseling skills, including reflective listening, empathy, and summarizing, as well as advanced skills like problem solving and goal setting. You will also need to demonstrate your sensitivity to the diversity characteristics of your client. Once you have agreed on a safety plan with your client, you will go on to develop goals and a treatment plan for future therapy sessions in collaboration with your client.
The dialogue portion of your project should be approximately half of the total length of your final paper. The rest of the paper should explain why you did what you did in the session based on empirical evidence from at least 20 references. Be sure to read the grading criteria in the rubric associated with this assignment carefully, and cover all aspects of the grading criteria in your project to earn the grade you desire.
Applies basic counseling skills including reflective listening, empathy, summarizing, and therapeutic relationship-building skills and procedures, uses an authentic approach by being fully present and presenting realistic and thoughtful comments and guidance; provides additional details and strong supporting evidence.
Applies authentic and advanced counseling and assessment skills by being fully present and presenting realistic and thoughtful comments and guidance; provides additional details and strong supporting evidence.
Plans authentic and appropriate interventions that are consistent with counseling theory and evidence -based practice, and provides additional details and strong supporting evidence.
Applies ethics and diversity theories and principles to counseling skills and procedures in a professional manner, and provides additional details and strong supporting evidence.
Demonstrates knowledge of authentic and appropriate intervention strategies for a suicidal client that focuses on being fully present with a client by presenting realistic and thoughtful comments and guidance; provides additional details and strong supporting evidence.
Consistently communicates in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions; consistently applies effective academic writing and communication skills; consistently uses appropriate spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics; and consistently applies APA style and formatting.

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