Elements-of-a-Successful-Therapeutic-Relationship

The textbook and the readings for this first topic begin to describe some of the key elements for a successful therapeutic relationship.

Write a 1,200-1,500-word essay that describes the characteristics and roles you hope to embody as a counselor and the counselor dispositions that you want to bring with you. You may write in the first person for this assignment. Include the following in your paper:

  1. Your role as the therapist in the counseling process within community and private mental health systems
  2. Refer to the Counselor Dispositions. Which of these dispositions will you incorporate into the counseling relationship and how?
  3. Counseling skills you plan to practice for building rapport with clients
  4. Strategies to advocate for persons with mental health issues

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This assignment meets the following CACREP Standards:

2.F.5.f. Counselor characteristics and behaviors that influence the counseling process.

2.F.5.g. Essential interviewing, counseling, and case conceptualization skills.

5.C.3.d. Strategies for interfacing with integrated behavioral health care professionals.

5.C.3.e. Strategies to advocate for persons with mental health issues.

PCN-515.RS.T1CounselorDispositions.docx

Rubric:

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Less than Satisfactory
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Satisfactory
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Excellent
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70.0 %Content
10.0 %Your role as the therapist in the counseling process within community and private mental health systems
Discussion of your role as the therapist in the counseling process within community and private mental health systems is not present or not discernible to the reader.
Discussion of your role as the therapist in the counseling process within community and private mental health systems is incomplete, irrelevant, or flawed.
Discussion of your role as the therapist in the counseling process within community and private mental health systems is relevant and complete.
Discussion of your role as the therapist in the counseling process within community and private mental health systems is thorough and well-reasoned.
Discussion of your role as the therapist in the counseling process within community and private mental health systems is thorough and well-reasoned. Information provided is fully supported and rich in detail.
20.0 %Counselor dispositions to incorporate into the counseling relationship and how
Discussion of which counselor dispositions you will incorporate into the counseling relationship and how is not present or not discernible to the reader.
Discussion of which counselor dispositions you will incorporate into the counseling relationship and how is incomplete, irrelevant, or flawed.
Discussion of which counselor dispositions you will incorporate into the counseling relationship and how is relevant and complete.
Discussion of which counselor dispositions you will incorporate into the counseling relationship and how thorough and well-reasoned.
Discussion of which counselor dispositions you will incorporate into the counseling relationship and how is thorough and well-reasoned. Information provided is fully supported and rich in detail.
20.0 %Counseling skills for building rapport with clients
Discussion of the counseling skills you plan to practice for building rapport with clients is not present or not discernible to the reader.
Discussion of the counseling skills you plan to practice for building rapport with clients is incomplete, irrelevant, or flawed.
Discussion of the counseling skills you plan to practice for building rapport with clients is relevant and complete.
Discussion of the counseling skills you plan to practice for building rapport with clients is thorough and well-reasoned.
Discussion of the counseling skills you plan to practice for building rapport with clients is thorough and well-reasoned. Information provided is fully supported and rich in detail.
20.0 %Strategies to advocate for persons with mental health issues
Discussion of the strategies you would use to advocate for persons with mental health issues is not present or not discernible to the reader.
Discussion of the strategies you would use to advocate for persons with mental health issues is incomplete, irrelevant, or flawed.
Discussion of the strategies you would use to advocate for persons with mental health issues is relevant and complete.
Discussion of the strategies you would use to advocate for persons with mental health issues is thorough and well-reasoned.
Discussion of the strategies you would use to advocate for persons with mental health issues is thorough and well-reasoned. Information provided is fully supported and rich in detail.
20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
7.0 %Thesis Development and Purpose
Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.
Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.
Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.
Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.
Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
8.0 %Argument Logic and Construction
Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.
Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.
Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.
Argument shows logical progression. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.
Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)
Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.
Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
10.0 %Format
5.0 %Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)
Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.
Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.
Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.
Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.
All format elements are correct.
5.0 %Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)
Sources are not documented.
Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.
Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.
100 %Total Weightage

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