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I used my cousin by the name of Agnes Richards as my client in this particular interview. I compiled a couple of questions before conducting the Interview in the bid of learning more about my client in general. By reviewing The American Counseling Association code of expected ethics for the year 2014, I made sure that everything I did concerning this interview was done in an ethical manner. Questions utilized in this interview are simple and main to the point and for this reason they were very helpful.

Questions

· What brings you here?

· Have you seen a counselor before?

· What is the problem from your point of view?

· How does this make problem normally make you feel?

· What makes the problem better?

· If you could wave a magic wand, what positive transformations would you make to occur in your life?

· In general, how would you describe your mood?

· What are your expectations from this counseling procedure?

· What would it take to make you feel happier, satisfied and contented?

Interview Summary

Agnes reported to me matters she was going through while at her current place of work in the Department of Child Welfare Services. By working in the office, she deals with numerous parents and their family members who are very angry whereas redirecting their calls to the relevant and appropriate work cases. As a result of the clause if decency in her workstation, Agnes is not allowed to hang up phone calls or even being rude when others replicate the sane to her, therefore she is coerced to accept or rather allow being screamed and yelled at and called unpleasant names.

Agnes has also encountered stress through feeling that her fellow social workers usually look down upon her for specifically being a receptionist rather than a full time employee or worker. She articulated feeling as if each and every person was just out there to use her by how they were staring at her. On the whole, all through the interview she uttered and declared on every small detail concerning her life at work.

This interview lasted for a period on thirty minutes, and at first I was not sure if I could make the interview last a bit longer than ten minutes in meeting my quota but as she spoke, there was just a lot in the proceedings and we found ourselves losing time. Some of the things that made the Interview not comfortable and challenging to me, is that the client kept foretelling her worries on to other people without taking responsibility for anything in her life. She seemed arrogant and uttered that she is and was not the problem, but the problem is and was everyone else’s. As a person who is honest and willed, I would be responsible for everything. I felt that it was not my fault and if someone else thinks it is, I will be perfectly okay with them pointing issues out and by being honest. I wish that each and every one was similar and hearing her absolute unwillingness and denial to take advice made me want to conclude the interview immediately at some point. There were a few great points in the interview in which the client was in an overall happy mood despite her circumstances and she had a decent attitude towards me during the encounter.

I believe and trust that I did a great job this time around in getting details from my client and understanding about their behavior too. I absolutely need to polish on my judgmental personality on thinking that when I work with individuals that we do not share similar views since in my mind I feel that in this world everything should be done in my own way and how my parents taught me. So when dealing with patients who are from varied backgrounds, I also feel not secure in my ability to sympathize with an individual and their situation or circumstance. These are all the things I need to work on.

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Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2012). Clinical interviewing. Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley & Sons.

Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2014). Clinical interviewing.

Tasman, A., Kay, J., & Ursano, R. J. (2013). The psychiatric interview: Evaluation and diagnosis. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.

Turner, T. S. (2004). Behavioral interviewing guide: A practical, structured approach for conducting effective selection interviews : past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior. Victoria, B.C: Trafford.

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