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Ch 3: The Counseling Process

About This Chapter

Watch online video lessons to learn about individual counseling methods, the counseling intake process, the termination of a counseling relationship and more. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of these counseling topics.

The Counseling Process - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In this chapter, instructors lead you through the main components of the counseling process. You'll learn about the nature and purpose of individual counseling before delving into the counseling intake process. During this intake period, the counselor will conduct an initial interview with the client and set goals that will shape their relationship. Other lessons are devoted to different types of testing and assessment tools used in the counseling field, including the DSM. You'll explore the middle stages of a counseling relationship, which can vary widely in length and nature. Finally, lessons look at the termination process of a counseling relationship, including ensuring proper timing and planning follow-ups. This chapter is designed to teach you about:

  • The purpose of individual counseling
  • The counseling intake process and initial interview
  • Testing and assessment methods in counseling
  • DSM definition and description
  • The middle stages of a counseling relationship
  • Termination of the counseling process

Video Objective
What Is Individual Counseling? - Definition and Purpose Understand the definition of individual counseling and the purpose of this type of counseling.
The Counseling Intake Process and Initial Interview Comprehend the need for a counselor to set goals with a client and be able to describe the intake process and initial counseling interview.
Testing and Assessment in Counseling: Types and Uses Explain the different tests, tools, assessments and inventories used in the counseling realm.
What Is the DSM? Definition, Lesson and Quiz Learn about the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and how it relates to counseling treatment.
The Middle Stages: Working within the Counseling Relationship Explore the middle stages of a counseling relationship, looking at the various traits and lengths of this stage.
Termination During the Counseling Process: Function, Timing and Related Issues Describe the steps needed to terminate a counseling relationship, including follow-ups and referrals.

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: The Counseling Process
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Individual Counseling? - Definition & Purpose

1. What is Individual Counseling? - Definition & Purpose

This lesson explores the basics of what individual counseling is from the counselor's perspective. Included is how individual counseling differs from group and family counseling as well as an explanation of the basic counseling process.

The Counseling Intake Process & Initial Interview

2. The Counseling Intake Process & Initial Interview

We will look at the counseling intake process as a person who is entering in counseling. Each step will be explained by a process we are all familiar with: medical doctor's office visits.

Testing and Assessment in Counseling: Types & Uses

3. Testing and Assessment in Counseling: Types & Uses

Why do counselors test their clients? What kind of assessments are out there? This lesson looks into these and other issues of testing and assessment.

What Is the DSM? - Definition & Characteristics

4. What Is the DSM? - Definition & Characteristics

How do mental health workers keep track of the hundreds of mental disorders in existence? When looking up and diagnosing psychological disorders, they refer to the DSM, or the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

The Middle Stages: Working Within The Counseling Relationship

5. The Middle Stages: Working Within The Counseling Relationship

This lesson explores the process and issues concerned with the middle stages of counseling, which occurs between a counselor and the client. Ways to handle issues are also discussed.

Termination During the Counseling Process: Function, Timing & Related Issues

6. Termination During the Counseling Process: Function, Timing & Related Issues

The process of counseling must eventually come to an end. This lesson explores the ways a termination may occur as well as minor ways to mitigate issues.

Chapter Practice Exam
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