Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Final Project Overview Final Project Details Final Project Sections Timeline for Completion Overview of Final Project Sections

Part 3 of the Final Project consists of two sections, summarized below.

Section 1: Narrative Summation of Interview

Your summation should be presented as a narrative rather than a listing of questions and answersIt is recommended that you audiotape the interview so that you may review it as you complete the Final Project.

For the interview, use the following questionsSeveral questions relate to topics covered in this course so that you may gain an understanding of how the course topics apply to the life of a counselor. If a question is related to a weekly topic, the week number is indicated in parentheses after the question.

Interview Questions

1. Describe your motivation for becoming a mental health counselor.

2. How is the profession of counseling unique within the helping professions? How does it differ from psychology or social work? (Week 3)

3. What are your thoughts on the current labor market for counselors?

4. Can you describe what a normal day looks like for you as you do your job?

5. What ethical and legal issues do you have to keep in mind each day? (Week 4)

6. How does understanding and respecting multiculturalism help you as a counselor? (Week 8)

7. How have you engaged in advocacy (for clients, for the profession)? If so, what did that involve and how did it go? (Week 9)

8. What do you do to maintain self-care and wellness? (Week 2)

9. What’s the best piece of advice you can give me as a counselor-in-training?

10. Add one additional question of your own choosing.

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Write up this section of your paper as a narrative rather than as a list of questions and answers. Use citations to the Learning Resources to demonstrate your application and mastery of concepts from this course. For example, how does what your interviewee said about ethics relate to what you learned in the course?

Section 2: Reflection

In this section, you reflect on both the interview and the course. In your reflection, respond to the questions below. Your reflection should be presented as a narrative rather than a listing of questions and answers.

1. Consider your response to the Week 1 Spark Discussion question. How has your vision changed over the past 10 weeks? What is the same? What new insights have you gained?

2. What did you learn from the interview that you did not learn in the course?

3. What,ifanything,didyoulearnfromtheinterviewthatcontrastedwithwhatyou learned in the course?

4. Whatdoyouanticipatetheimpactofbeingaclinicalmentalhealthcounselor may be on who you are personally?

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Final Project Overview Final Project Details Final Project Sections Timeline for Completion

Timeline and Tasks for Completing the Final Project

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Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6

Suggested Tasks

· Determine the population and setting to focus on for the

project.

· Identify potential counselors to interview.

· Make contact with potential interviewees.

· Schedule an interview.

Module 3 Week 7 Required Task • Submit by Day 7 a brief (1 page) paper in which you

identify your selected interview subject and explain why you have selected that person.

Week 8 Week 9 Suggested Tasks

· Schedule the interview.

· Prepare for the interview.

· Interview the counselor (by the end of Week 9).

· Draft the Final Project.

· Make an appointment with Walden Writing Center tutor

to review draft.

· Incorporate the tutor’s suggestions into final version of

project.

Module 4 Week 10 Required Task • Submit by Day 7 your completed 5- to 7-page Final

Project.

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