CCMH511 Week 6 – Initial Interview and Reflection


This assignment takes 24 to 48 hours to be completed. Send the assignment instructions to the email



Demonstrating counseling skills is necessary when progressing through a counseling program to determine your developmental level and appropriateness for the field. This assignment will allow you to demonstrate your ability to combine all the basic counseling skills you have learned throughout the course in preparation for your residency evaluation.

Choose a classmate as your partner for this assignment. You will take turns playing the role of counselor and client.

Review the role play instructions for tips on using Bongo.

Create a 15- to 20-minute video using Bongo to demonstrate basic interviewing and attending skills as well as feelings of reflection. In this video, incorporate the fundamental counseling skills you have learned throughout this course.

Write a 350- to 700-word reflection on your experience conducting this initial interview, and ensure you:

Describe your experience conducting this initial interview role-play as the counselor.
Describe how you implemented your self-assessment from Week 4 in this week’s video role-play, including an explanation of what you believe you did well.
Explain which specific areas from your self-assessment needed improvement and how you made improvements on those areas in this video. Include specific examples of this from your video.

Format your reflection according to APA guidelines.

Submit the video of you playing the role of counselor in Bongo.

Submit the reflection to this assignment.