Mock Therapy Reflection

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Reflecting back on the course of Interventions II, the coursework and in-residence portion had given me a better insight in learning how to define my personal and professional identity. The implementation of a “mock” clinical therapy sessions during the in-residence portion had been a challenge in the beginning due to the lack of having any type of background in conducting a therapy session. These therapy sessions provided the needed feedback from the instructor and my peers to gain a better understanding my theoretical orientations and areas in which I can work on to become a more competent therapist. The coursework that was provided through this course also assisted in having a better knowledge base for my future practice based on empirically …show more content…
With assistance from the instructor of this course, I had experienced what a therapeutic session would be like and to learn to develop my personal skills as a therapist. The “clients” in the therapy sessions had been individuals that we conceptualized prior to the therapy session and matched with another peer to become the “therapist” in the session to have a first-hand look at what may occur during a therapy session. In working in the “mock” therapy setting had been one of my first experiences as being a professional therapist. I learned how to use the knowledge that was gained from the materials that were provided to assist in understanding the different theoretical approaches that can be used in a therapy session to gain more knowledge about our client. This setting provided a place to learn the different styles of therapy and how to improve on what may be lacking in our own …show more content…
In this, through my professional growth, I can identify my strength as being the ability to create a picture about what is happening with the client to create a plan for therapeutic intervention to meet the needs of the client based on the knowledge gained from this course. One of the largest challenges that I can identify now is the lack of knowledge of working with clients and knowing the client’s presenting concerns in the context of a theoretical framework. In this challenge, I feel that with more research and personal experience I could gain a better understanding of using a theoretical framework to formulate the appropriate therapy goals and intervention strategies for my

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