The Counseling Intake Process & Initial Interview


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After the initial paperwork is completed, which of the following would be gathered before you see the counselor?

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1. Informed consent provides which of the following?

2. On the first session, Mary's counselor smiles and thanks her for being there. What is Mary's counselor developing in this first session?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand information about the intake process that counselors use with their clients. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of who uses the DSM and what is built during the first interview.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • What the initial paper work includes
  • Informed consent
  • Establishing the client-counselor relationship
  • Limitations of testing
  • People who use the DSM

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related counseling intake lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding information about the importance of informed consent
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the limitations of testing

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to counseling intake, read through the brief lesson called The Counseling Intake Process & Initial Interview. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the importance of the informed consent form and why it is necessary to complete before the counseling process begins
  • Review the roles of testing and diagnosing when counseling and how they can help the counselors and the clients
  • Learn about the DSM and who uses it
  • Define testing