PSY 3350, Unit VI Assignment
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Counseling Session Assignment
During this unit, you learned about the differing counseling approaches embraced by George Kelly and Carl Rogers. Now it is your turn to take the therapist’s chair. For this assignment, you have just been assigned a new client who is experiencing issues with her husband. After reading her intake form, you learn that this is actually Jane Doe’s second marriage, and she fears that this new relationship is headed for divorce court as well. Jane shared that she needs your services as she fears that her husband is now cheating on her. She is upset because he no longer brings her flowers as he once did when they were dating. In the beginning of their courtship, Dave would call multiple times during the day just to see how she was doing. Now they rarely talk to each other. Furthermore, Dave’s employer, a large automotive manufacturing plant, just had an extensive layoff, and he lost his job of ten years. Dave feels that he cannot afford to go on their weekly dates until he finds a new job. Despite all of these issues, Jane still feels as if something more is wrong in the marriage. During your first session, Jane explicitly shares details from her first marriage in which her husband, Barry, cheated with his secretary. All of the signs were there, but she did not notice them until it was too late. Now, she feels as if her nightmare is repeating itself.
You are now the therapist. Compose a transcript of the therapy session that you have with your client. You must embrace the approach that would be used by either Kelly or Rogers. As Jane shares the various details which she is currently experiencing, what are your reactions? What activities do you suggest for her? How much feedback do you give as she is revealing her true concerns? Do you readily embrace empathic listening? Will you suggest that she role play with you so that she can attempt to see the situation from Dave’s point of view?
Your transcript should be a minimum of 400 words. Please distinguish when both the client and therapist speak. (You should refer to the example below. You may include additional information to enhance your response. Additionally, body language details and gestures can be included as well.)
Following the transcribed notes from your session, you must conclude this activity with a summary that states your overall analysis of this client based on one of the theories featured in this unit. Your summary must be a minimum of 100 words. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.
*Remember, this is a mock transcript and not an interview that you must actually conduct.
Therapist- Hello, Jane Doe. How are you today?
Jane – I’m fine, Dr. Rogers, if you consider that my marriage is falling apart as we speak.
Your assignment must:
- Be a minimum of 400 words.
- Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
- Include a cover page containing the tile of the assignment (Unit VI Assignment), the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.