Mock Interview, Mental Status, and Documentation
Conduct a 30- to 40-minute informal interview with an adult family
member, peer, or co-worker practicing the body and closing phase of a
clinical interview. If possible, continue with the same volunteer from
the Unit 3 assignment. However, this is not essential. Request the
individual to address issues related to anxiety or adjustment to
retirement, bereavement, or relational trauma. In 500–625 words, draft a
report that includes:
- A summary of interviewer tasks and technical approaches for the body and closing phase. Incorporate the Clinical Interviewing text and a minimum of two academic research articles in this section.
- A mental status narrative incorporating the basic components.
- Documentation of the clinical session applying the SOAP format, including preliminary assessment and resources.
- The identification and application of the appropriate ACA ethical principles for clinical practice.
- A self-evaluation of the applied interviewer tasks and use of directive interviewing during the body and closing phase.
Submit your assignment to the instructor in the assignment area.
- Written communication: Written communication is
free of errors that detract from the overall message and is
characterized by correct grammatical usage and mechanical elements of
scholarly writing. Present assignments in a narrative, paragraph format.
You may include subheadings, but incorporate transitional phrases to
- APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA sixth edition style and formatting.
- Scholarly publication: When applicable, required scholarly research articles should be current; that is no more than five years old.
- Word count: Assignment word count excludes the title page, abstract, table of contents, and reference page.
- Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.