Assignment: Therapeutic Relationships A childs or adolescents disruptive behaviors can be challenging for a clinician. Disruptive behaviors can interrupt the counseling process, and they often signify the existence of emotions a child or adolescent is unable to express verbally. Some prospective child and adolescent clinicians may be ill-equipped to manage disruptive behaviors or recognize that the behaviors are symptomatic of an issue or disorder. This lack of knowledge may elicit a nontherapeutic response from a clinician, which can damage the development of a therapeutic relationship. A therapeutic relationship is vital in order to counsel children and adolescents effectively. To prepare for this Assignment, review the Disruptive Behaviors Part Two media and select a particular child or adolescent with a disruptive behavior. Consider one strength and one weakness of the therapeutic relationship with the child or adolescent during the counseling sessions. The Assignment (35 pages) is in two parts: Part One: Ineffective Interventions Identify the less effective counseling session you selected, and explain why it was less effective. Identify and explain the intent of the target goal in the counseling session. Explain one ineffective aspect of the counseling approach and why. Explain one misstep the counselor made that inhibited the development of a therapeutic relationship and why. Part Two: Effective Interventions Identify the more effective counseling session you selected, and explain why it was more effective. Explain one intended goal the counselor was attempting to accomplish in the counseling approach and why. Explain one ineffective aspect of the counseling approach and why. Explain two critical skills the counselor demonstrated that promoted the development of a therapeutic relationship and how those critical skills were used.
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