Read your classmates’ postings. Respond to your classmates’ postings.
Respond in one or more of the following ways:
- Demonstrating basic consultation skills (e.g., empathy, validation, positive regard, etc.).
- Utilizing open-ended questions and perception checking
- Engaging in collaborative solution development with your consultee regarding their identified areas for growth and/or areas for strengthening their portfolio
- Clarifying what your consultee would find helpful from you and respond to the consultee’s needs.
1. Classmate (K. McLean)
Good afternoon Class:
The two parts in my portfolio that I can use help with are in the sections; Ethical Guidance and believe it or not my introduction. The ethical guidance section of my portfolio I think can use better guidelines than I have chosen. I think my introduction is weak and can use more of something.
2. Classmate (T. Carter)
Throughout working on this portfolio, I had a hard time identifying protective and risk factors. Identifying factors that could help prevent a client from falling into recidivism or other social problems. I guess for me I assume that each client is different so it is hard to identify it for a particular group of people. As far as areas of competency as a counselor, I find it difficult relating to individuals from different life journeys and sometimes when it’s drug-related I’m frankly a little scared. I also struggle in the area of public speaking but I would like to eventually work in groups. I enjoyed the exercises during Pre-practicum 2 when we worked on hosting a group. That’s more than 2 areas but I welcome the peer consultation.
3. Classmate (J. Herring)
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback in areas of my portfolio where I am struggling a bit.
One of the areas I feel that needs more work is Diversity and Ethical Considerations. I feel that I am hitting the talking points in a round about way but am not drawing specifics to the areas of concern. For example, in Hawaii culture and diversity is what makes this island so unique to the rest of the world however I don’t feel I am getting that point across well enough.
The other area I struggle with is Theories of Prevention. Although I found a lot of research that would support Solution-Focused group type therapy for homeless or at risk youth in this area, I am not sure if the information I provided is enough and clear enough for the reader to understand how this can help to address the homeless population in my community.
Dougherty, A. M. (2013). Prevention and consultation. In R. K. Conyne & A. M. Horne (Eds.). Prevention practice kit: Action guides for mental health professionals (pp. 13-28). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Newman, D. S., & Ingraham, C. L. (2017) Consultee-centered consultation: Contemporary perspectives and a framework for the future, Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 27(1), 1-12, DOI: 10.1080/10474412.2016.1175307