Submit a 2 page summary of reflections, ruminations, feelings, and self- discoveries. This will be based on weekly personal journals. This journal is not a discussion of the content so far covered or a chronology of the events, but an expression of personal experience in the course of the semester. The journal should be written in the first person and the grade will be based on the depth of self-reflection.
I’m a male
This is a master level counseling technique course. This course involved completing role play counseling session assignments as a counselor and the client was my classmate.
PERSONAL INFO TO USE, DO NOT MAKE THIS UP:
At the beginning of the semester I found myself very excited to be in this class taking this course.
For my baseline recording session. I found myself to be nervous and constantly thinking on what to ask next. It was a fun experience. After watching my own
recording I realize I had so much to learn.
Learning about all the different techniques was fun. I watched videos that explained well how to paraphrase etc and then I practiced it with my friends or at
work. It was interesting to see everything I was learning in class I was seeing it at work. Therapist using psycho-education, play therapy etc.
For my midterm recording. I was less nervous than the baseline recording. I picked up on things I could have done better after reviewing it. After reviewing it
with you it helped me see what areas I need to work on. The importance of open ended questions because it’ll get the client to open up more (elaborate
For my final session I was confident within myself that i would do a better job than both recordings. I think I did a better job. I do know I struggled with
reflecting of meaning. I was not able to get that done for my session. I will continue to watch videos and practice.
For presentations I know I struggle a lot with that and I need to work on it. I know that most courses require presentations and most professors wont be so
accommodating with me. I feel like I shake a lot when I present and also experience shaky voice.
PLEASE WRITE ACCORDINGLY AND PROFESSIONALLY. ELABORATE MORE TO SUPPORT THE JOURNAL. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK