Topic 5 DQ 1 (Obj. 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3)
Why is identifying the “real story” important for effective counseling? What difficulties could occur if you do not focus your counseling on the “real story”? What skills can you use to help your client prioritize and focus on their specific concerns related to the problem?
Additionally, read and complete the Reframing Practice Exercise. How did the exercise go? What did you learn from it and how will this impact your counseling practice? If using a volunteer, be sure you obtain a verbal consent from the volunteer. Include at least one scholarly reference in your response.
The discussion question is informed by the following CACREP Standard: 2.F.5.g. Essential interviewing, counseling, and case conceptualization skills.
Egan, G. & Reese, R. (2019). The skilled helper: A problem management and opportunity development approach to helping (11th ed.). Brooks Cole Publisher. ISBN-13: 9781305865716