Reflection On Mock Session

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Instruction
I came out of my last mock session with a feeling of not being able to express how I usually work with clients. I came across nervous and in turn I believe this would be something that the client and the observer could see. I had issues with the timing and being hyper aware of the time I had spend with the client. Knowing that I will get evaluated on the content recorded, and this created anxiety the was clear for all the parties involved in the session. Feedback from the class was helpful, and helped me to be at ease during the session. Being present and aware during the session with the client helped me maintain good report and connection with the client that I believed came across in this new mock session.
In the session
For the session I decided to make the session a continuation from the last one we had. Here I thought it was important to clear some of the issues teased out during the last session. The client is dealing with negative thoughts that come from some conflicts in her personal life. I
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In both instances, not only did it help during the therapeutic work, but it also provided content for client and I to unpack. With the miracle question the I got to see how the client saw her perfect scenario and she got to see it as well. I asked “where do you see yourself if everything went according to plan?”. After the client responded, I followed by “what is stopping you from having what you want right now?”. Both question helped illustrate the client problem her internal conflict as a result of her last relationship. The scaling question was helpful to address the client current state. I should, however, remember to ask another scaling question before the session ends to compare from when she first came in. I also gave homework for the client to identify when she felt sad and write it down to have a log of when those emotions

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