Discuss the important elements of an initial assessment of a client. What are some questions you want to be sure to ask? Discuss how your favorite theory or theories of counseling influence the content of your initial assessment and the way you use the acquired information for goal setting and treatment planning.
2. Treatment Planning
How well did you do in constructing an effective treatment plan in your skills? What else do you need to know about treatment planning? What other skills do one might need to develop to be able to create effective treatment plans in collaboration with clients?
Directions: Provide short answers of 75-150 words each for the following questions/statements. Do not exceed 200 words for your response. Use the textbook, and any other scholarly resources to support your responses. Include at least four peer-reviewed journal articles beyond the textbook.