Project #26327 - Five Stages of Change/Emotionally Focused Couples Paper

Five Stages of Change Presentation


Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint®presentation, with detailed speaker notes, that discusses overcoming challenges to cooperation and the five stages of change.


Selecttwo scenarios from the following options:


·         An adolescent girl who is on probation meets with her probation office. You are the probation officer.

·         A pregnant woman who abuses alcohol has been referred to a counselor because of her drinking problem. You are the counselor.

·         A wife who is abused is in the hospital. She is unwilling to talk about her injuries or how she sustained them. You are the social worker.

·         A successful business man is ordered to visit with a counselor to discuss his anger issues. You are the counselor.


Include the following information in your presentation:


·         What challenges would you have when trying to get your client to open up to you?

·         What techniques could you use to encourage the client to open up to you?

·         What are the five stages of change?

·         List a minimum of 10 questions you would ask during your first meeting with the client.

·         List five suggestions you might give to the client to help them contemplate change.

·         Outline a potential action plan for the client.


·         What can you do to evaluate the client’s action plan in the future?



Emotionally Focused Couples Paper

Watch theEmotionally Focused Couples Therapy” video located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. You do not need to watch the entire video. At a minimum, watch from the 33-minute mark until the 70-minute mark, for a total of 37 minutes.


Write a 1,400- to 2,100-word paper about information-giving responses and the characteristics of interview phases.


Include examples from the video that demonstratethe following topics:


·         Nonverbal and verbal skills of counselor

·         Did certain questions or comments create a change in nonverbal or verbal actions for the clients?

·         What open- and closed-ended questions did the counselor use?

·         What techniques did the counselor use to paraphrase and summarize the words of the clients? Was this effective?

·         How did the counselor apply the information-giving responses?

·         Identify the exploration, clarification, and action stages of the interview.

·         What are examples of reflective feeling?

·         How did the counselor encourage the clients to self-disclose? Was she successful?

·         Provide your thoughts on the overall interview structure. Was it a comfortable setting? How could it be improved?


Format the paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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