strategies and skills in assisting a client with the change process.

Purpose: To review strategies and skills in assisting a client with the change process. This short assignment will require review of a student’s process record from work with a current or past client if currently not in field.

Part One: Clearly present the focus of your work with your client. Assume the reader knows nothing, spell everything out and stay clear from using acronyms. Total of 33 points

Part Two: Then include your process recording. This should demonstrate an interactive pattern with your client that shows your work as it relates to the change process. Two sets of three interactions or possibly four will be sufficient in order for you to describe the process involved (skills/strategies) and follow-up discussion. You may choose a set of interactions that can be improved—and this will satisfy the assignment—as you will discuss what you will do next time, with a supporting discussion of your proposed strategy. Total of 27 points

Part Three: Answer the four questions posed after providing your process record as indicated following your presentation guide. Total of 40 points

I. Presentation Guide

(Section One) Provide an introduction in outline form. Total of 5 points


-Service context/setting:


-Your role:

-Client(s) description:




Other descriptions that fit within the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model

-Length of time working together with identified client:

-Number of sessions working together with identified client:

-Clients Risk and Protective Factors

(Section Two) Provide Information in narrative form

Use Readings or other sources to support claims Total of 28 points

· Presenting problem from your perspective. 3.5

· Presenting problem from your client’s perspective. 3.5

· Describe your therapeutic alliance with your client. 7

· What are the client’s goals? 3.5

· What are your goals in working with the client? 3.5

· Challenges the client is experiencing in changing (moving forward): 7

II. Present your process record with enough examples (two to three sets of interactions—where there are at least three exchanges between you and the client). Identify skills and strategies used by naming them on your process record. This will be drawn from one or more process records in order to support a description of how you are helping your client(s) with the challenges they are experiencing in moving forward (as part of the change process). Each example is 10 points and naming of skills and strategies is 7 points.

III. Answer the following questions as it relates to your identified process record interactions. Each question is worth 10 points each

a. Describe how are you are facilitating steps forward in your work together.

b. What strategies and skills are you using?

c. How has the client responded?

d. Describe other strategies and skills that would further the work that you are doing